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Secretary General Launches Attack on Trump Administration

The buzz phrase at UN headquarters this week was “pushback against the pushback.” The phrase refers to, among other things, U.S. resistance to international abortion policies. The phrase was coined by Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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Nigeria Fights Radicalism at Commission on the Status of Women

As the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria has landed in the crosshairs of the family planning and abortion movement. 

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Secretary General Calls for UN to Curtail Free Speech

In a speech to the UN Human Rights Council last month, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced that the UN system is going after what he calls “hate speech.”

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Commentary: The End of Human Rights?

While massive atrocities have experts lamenting a general retreat from human rights, abortion groups say they are making progress using the field to further their agenda.

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UNFPA calls on “all stakeholders” to increase pressure on abortion

Like many UN agencies, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) walks a fine line on the issue of abortion.

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Pro-Lifers Win Big at UN Commission

Progressives did not applaud or cheer as they normally do as the UN Commission for Social Development concluded yesterday at UN headquarters because the commission did not even hint at abortion or homosexual/trans rights.

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In New Reform, UN Bureaucracy Grabs More Power from Member States

The UN development system is changing drastically under a set of reforms initiated by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres last year. Member States will lose power and oversight. The UN Secretary General will receive new and expanded powers.

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UN Intervened to Change New York Abortion Law

Hardly anyone will have noticed that the United Nations, at least a part of it, was involved in the controversial New York State law that codified the U.S. Supreme Court decisions imposing abortion on demand up to birth.

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Democrat Lawmakers offer Abortion while the White House rolls out new Economic Empowerment Initiative for Women and Girls

Abortion rights lawmakers responded to President Trump’s pro-life statement in the State of the Union address by introducing a bill that would advance abortion throughout the developing world. In contrast…

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UN Event Highlights the Importance of Family Stability

Member states and pro-family organizations hosted a panel discussion on the importance of family stability at UN headquarters this week.

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UN Women Panders to EU in Draft Agreement on Women

The UN agency for women put divisive abortion-related language in a draft agreement on women’s issues. Insiders say they did it to bow to powerful European donors in an attempt to stay relevant.

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Activists Call for Abortion in Universal Health Coverage Resolution, U.S. Pushes Back

The United States pushed back on attempts to insert abortion into the World Health Organization’s resolution on universal health coverage at the agency’s just concluded executive board meeting.  

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Radical Feminists and Conservatives Join to Fight Trans Ideology

Seventeen-year-old transsexual Jazz Jennings celebrated his castration with a “penis cake” that he gleefully cut into pieces as his friends and family cheered.

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Fertility Reduction Methods Exported by the U.S. are Returning Home

If a woman visits a doctor in Delaware for a sore throat or a sprained ankle, she may be asked a surprising question: “Do you want to become pregnant in the next year?”

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The World Health Organization Says “Men” Can Get Abortions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued medical guidance on abortion intended to reflect the latest scientific evidence in the field. However, its most apparent change was cultural rather than medical.

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ANALYSIS: Dems Reproductive Rights Bill Backs Global Campaign for Abortion Rights

A bill introduced by Democrats in the House of Representatives in December to promote “reproductive rights” as “human rights” exposes the left’s alliance with the global abortion industry to undermine Trump administration pro-life efforts.

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Low U. S. Fertility Will Lead to Social Strife, Population Expert Says

“The 21stcentury is likely to see increasingly bitter struggles over the ramifications of declining fertility,” warns Lyman Stone, a population expert and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Lawmakers Ask Trump to Veto Anti-Life Bills Ahead of March for Life

As hundreds of thousands converge on Washington DC for the annual March for Life this week, lawmakers in both the U.S. House and Senate asked President Trump not to barter away pro-life policy to end the government shutdown.

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Democrat-Held House Signals Abortion a Priority Issue

Back in control of the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues’ first order of business was to add overseas abortion funding in a spending bill.

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There is Much More to International Pro-Life than Mexico City Policy

Early this month, the Democrat controlled House of Representatives passed a spending bill that included the resumed funding of abortion groups overseas.

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Are Abortion & Gender Stalling Trump Plan on Women Peace and Security Strategy?

The Trump administration has delayed the release of its Congressionally-mandated strategy on Women, Peace, and Security a second time, just as international feminist groups ramp up efforts to radically reform the UN Security Council-based agenda toward feminist, LGBT, and pacifist aims.

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UN Human Rights Committees Increase Pressure on Abortion/Homosexuality

For decades, the expert bodies monitoring compliance with UN human rights treaties have been increasingly bold in promoting abortion along with sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). While this exceeds their mandates and falls outside the agreed text of the treaties they monitor, their activities have gone largely unchecked, and this trend has only continued in the past year.

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Five Best Moments of the Year 2018 for Life and Family at the UN

There have many important moments in 2018 for the pro-life cause internationally, maybe even epochal shifts. Only history can tell.

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Five Worst Moments of the Year 2018 for Life and Family at the UN

You always want to remember more good moments at the end of a year than bad ones. But we can’t afford to gloss over the progress of UN abortion policy. So, here are the worst moments of 2018.

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U.S. Fumbles Abortion Debate at UN, Mocked by Europeans

The European Union has proved a tough adversary outmaneuvering U.S. pro-life diplomatic effort at UN headquarters in recent weeks clearly signaling they will not cede on abortion policy in development and humanitarian assistance.

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