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ANALYSIS: What the Irish Referendum Means for the International Pro-Life Cause

NEW YORK, May 18 (C-Fam) The Irish people take to the polls next Friday to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th amendment of their Constitution which protects the…

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Capitol Hill Event Examines Intersection Between Human Trafficking and Health

Washington, D.C., May 18 (C-Fam) Women and girls trafficked for sex suffer a wide range of physical health problems resulting from repeated acts of violence and rape, and bear an…

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Lancet, Guttmacher Publish Abortion-Centered Wish List Ahead of World Health Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11 (C-Fam)  Advocates for abortion and “sexual rights” have worked for decades to advance their agenda at international institutions, but have never won global consensus. This week…

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The Final Frontier for Abortion Rights?

NEW YORK, May 11 (C-Fam) The UN Economic and Social Council is discussing whether abortion should be part of humanitarian efforts at UN headquarters as negotiations on an annual agreement…

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Pots, Kettles, and Unintended Pregnancies

When the United Nations Population Fund released its flagship report “State of World Population” last fall, my attention was drawn to one particular page: The words “43% of pregnancies in…

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Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies: Promise or Pretext?

As discussed in last week’s Friday Fax, “healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies” (HTSP) has become accepted as both the most acceptable rationale for the promotion of family planning by…

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Dems Push USAID Administrator to Recoup Funds for International Abortion Groups

WASHINGTON DC, May 4 (C-Fam) Abortion proponents in the U.S. Congress, who were rattled by the Trump administration’s pro-life stand at recent UN negotiations, grilled the top U.S. aid administrator…

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Opinion: If Family Planning is the Solution, What’s the Problem?

Washington, D.C., May 4 (C-Fam) What is the problem that faith-based organizations and family planning groups are partnering to solve, and how will they know if and when they have…

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U.S. State Department Says Abortion is Not a Human Right

In presenting the annual U.S. report on global human rights, Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters that abortion is not a human right and therefore “reproductive rights” was no longer included in the report.

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EU High Court Rejects “One of Us” Plea for European Mexico City Policy

One of Us, a six-year pro-life campaign supported by nearly two million EU citizens was rejected by the EU Court of Justice last week.

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Editorial: Is It Time for UN Feminists to Pack it in?

It was a rather poignant moment; a feminist lamenting their lack of progress on abortion at the recently completed Commission on the Status of Women.

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U.S. and Africans Foil Latest Ruse to Advance Abortion Rights

The United States and the African Group rejected a UN resolution on migration last week because Europeans insisted upon including abortion-related language and excluding language that would protect national sovereignty.

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UN Bureaucrats Push Full Steam Ahead for Abortion, Slam Brakes on Euthanasia

“Sexual and reproductive health and rights are integral to the dignity of women and girls,” said Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore at a gathering of UN experts and bureaucrats in Geneva last month.

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UN Event Highlights Challenges, Hopes for Families in Migration and Urbanization

As the United Nations Commission on Population and Development turns its focus to migration and urbanization, a high-level event this week turned the spotlight to the way family integrity—or breakdown—affects and is affected by pervasive population trends.

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Abortion Advocates Bank on Canada and G-7

A year before the election of President Donald Trump signaled a shift in U.S. foreign policy to a pro-life position, Canada underwent a shift of its own, in the opposite direction.

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Interview with David Quinn on Ireland’s Upcoming Abortion Referendum

On May 25th, the Irish people will go to the polls to decide whether they will amend their constitution to remove the right to life and replace it with one of the world’s most liberal abortion laws.

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Sex Traffickers Shutting Down Websites After Congress Passes Law

Many websites are shutting down or curtailing their sex trade just weeks after the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed similar anti-human trafficking bills that would allow victims to sue the websites on which they were bought and sold.

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Christians Protest UNICEF for “Sexualizing” Children

Fifty angry Christians picketed UNICEF’s office near the UN during the just-completed Commission on the Status of Women, a UN conference where pro-lifers won a major victory.

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Family Planning and Newborn Survival: Diminishing Returns

Improved child survival is one of the major global health goals, and for good reason. Not only are many deaths of newborns, infants, and children the result of preventable or…

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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. Contributes to Stalemate on Abortion at UN, Despite Leakers on Delegation

The elation of the Commission was palpable as UN delegates applauded the Colombian who steered negotiations for an agreement on policies for women and girls in rural areas to their successful conclusion on Friday.

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U.S. Delegation to UN Conference Faces Intimidation Campaign

The world’s top abortion and LGBT activist groups have joined forces to stop the Trump administration from implementing its international pro-life agenda at the UN women’s conference in New York. 

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UN Panel Condemns “Prenatal Genocide” of Children with Down Syndrome

Mikayla Holmgren was a Miss USA State Pageant finalist where she won two awards.

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Same Old, Same Old; Abortion and LGBT at UN Conference

Diplomats and activists from hundreds of countries descended on one of the largest cities in the world to discuss the situation of rural women and girls at the UN’s two-week Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 

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Congressmen Demand Abortion in UN Document at CSW

A letter from 38 members of the United States House of Representatives demonstrates how desperate advocates are to maintain coded abortion language in a document under negotiation this week at the UN.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Trump Appoints Social Conservative as Secretary of State

President Trump announced this morning that Rex Tillerson is out as U.S. Secretary of State and will be replaced by former Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo who serves currently as Director of Central Intelligence.

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