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Against Wishes of the General Assembly, UN Agencies Pressure Mexicans on Abortion

UN Agencies interfered in a contentious local debate about abortion in the State of Veracruz, Mexico, last week.

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UN Agencies Challenge Trump: Sexual and Reproductive Health Always Includes Abortion

UN agencies are working with abortion groups to make abortion part of sexual and reproductive health policies and programming everywhere and for all, in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-life efforts and the consensus of the UN General Assembly.

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No Matter the Question, Contraception’s the Answer

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13 (C-Fam) Family planning advocates are working hard to position contraceptives as the key to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an event on Tuesday…

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Amnesty International Backs Abortion On-demand

NEW YORK, July 13 (C-Fam) Amnesty International will advocate for abortion on-demand as an international human right. A press release on Amnesty’s website describes its new position as calling on…

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Transgender No Longer Listed as Disorder by World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that its updated diagnostic manual would no longer classify “gender incongruence”—perceiving oneself to be of a different sex than what you were born—as a mental disorder. 

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Editorial: Africa and the New Imperial Masters

Yesterday, we in the United States celebrated our independence from England. You could say that we were born from the imperialistic designs of the English.

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U.S. Redlines Humanitarian Abortion at UN

A disagreement over abortion between the Trump administration and European governments has set the stage for a showdown in the UN General Assembly this fall.

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Lawmakers Fight for Funding for Overseas Abortion Groups

Two pro-abortion Republican lawmakers and their Democrat colleagues used the foreign operations funding bill to obstruct various Trump administration pro-life advances.

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Power Grab by UN Secretary General Begins

The General Assembly adopted a plan to begin a long-awaited overhaul of the UN development system that will result in greater power for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

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Reproductive Rights Activists Lament Setbacks in Latin America

Reproductive rights activists hosted a panel during the meeting of the Organization of American States that attempted to link the democracy deficit in Latin America to the lack of abortion rights.

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U.S. Slaps Down Abortion Language at G7 Negotiations

In the lead-up to this year’s G7 summit in Quebec, Canadian officials were explicit: women and children were going to be central, and an essential component of their health and empowerment is abortion.

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Abortion Activists Lose at Organization of American States

Diplomats from the Trump administration intervened at a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) last week to reverse a trend toward liberalizing abortion laws throughout the region.

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Will Trump’s UN team be bested by EU in this week’s humanitarian resolution debate?

U.S. delegation concerns over abortion in an annual UN humanitarian resolution of the Economic and Social Council prompted negotiations to be reopened this week to prevent the advancement of an…

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Abortion Groups Complain U.S. Policy is Hurting Abortion Overseas

For decades, the global abortion lobby has worked hard to embed abortion advocacy within a wide array of projects and agendas, from maternal health to global peace and security to humanitarian relief.

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EU High Court Rules All States Must Welcome Gay Spouses 

Homosexual rights got a boost from a groundbreaking judgment of the European Court of Justice that forces all EU member states to welcome the same-sex “spouses” of EU citizens, even when they are not EU nationals.

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International Right to Abortion Comes One Step Closer

A guideline on customary international law adopted by the prestigious International Law Commission this month raises the stakes in every UN negotiation related to abortion.

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Investigator Charges UN Personnel Raped or Abused 60,000 Women and Children

“An estimated sixty thousand women and children have been raped or abused by UN personnel over the last ten years, and the UN bureaucracy is not interested in bringing anyone to justice,” former UN corruption investigator Peter Gallo told an audiencein Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. 

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U.S. Rebukes World Health Organization for its Abortion Activism

GENEVA, May 25 (C-Fam) The United States put the World Health Organization (WHO) on notice this week that it should stop its abortion activism. In two pointed statements, the U.S….

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UN Staff Instructed to Promote Abortion in UN Manual on Women’s Access to Justice

NEW YORK, May 25 (C-Fam) A new UN agency manual on access to justice instructs UN staff working to reform legal systems around the world to lobby countries to “decriminalize…

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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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