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New UN Ambassador’s Challenges Executing Trump Pro-life Foreign Policy

The U.S. Senate confirmed their top diplomat at the United Nations last week, Kelly Knight Craft. She now faces several major challenges if she is to succeed in executing President Trump’s international pro-life agenda.

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Can White House and GOP Senators Protect Pro-Life Policy?

Before lawmakers left Washington for the August recess, they passed a major budget bill increasing the federal budget and lifting the debt ceiling for two years.

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U.S. Uses UN Mechanism to Pressure Countries on Homosexuality

The U.S. State Department is using a little-known UN mechanism to pressure governments to change their laws on sexual practices related to “sexual orientation and gender identity.” 

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Sexual Left Organizes Against Pro-Life Nominee to the UN

Rarely if ever has a nominee for federal office answered the abortion question as clearly, succinctly, and even bravely as Andrew Bremberg did last month before the Senator Foreign Relations Committee.

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White House Confirms Global Campaign to Protect Homosexual Acts

The White House confirmed the launch of a global U.S. campaign to promote acceptance of homosexual acts last week after several months of confusion and misinformation surrounding the administration’s position on LGBT issues.

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Longtime UN Pro-Life Advocate Publishes a Memoir of His Life and Stories from the Field

Earlier this year, a longstanding champion of the pro-life movement at the UN published a book compiling stories, reflections, images, and documents from nearly a quarter-century of work on behalf of unborn children and the family at high-level international meetings.

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UN Women to Replace “Women” with “Gender”

The UN agency for women announced last week it is no longer focused on women’s rights but rather “equality of all genders,” including LGBTIQ+.

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Abortion Funding Robust in Global Development Goals

The UN sustainable development goals were billed as the last best hope of the UN system when they were adopted in 2015.

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Trump Administration Rains on UN Abortion Parade

The celebration of the 25thanniversary of a landmark agreement that enshrined abortion in UN policy, was dulled by the pro-life policies of the Trump Administration this week.

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Will White House Women’s Initiative be Hijacked by Abortion and Gender Advocates?

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel spoiled the White House plans for a controversy-free event last week when she took to the podium and said women can’t be empowered without contraception and abortion.

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France Ignores UN Disability Committee, Euthanizes Paralyzed Man

Starting more than a week ago, and culminating on Wednesday with his death, French doctors decided deliberately to kill Vincent Lambert.

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Critics Question New Study Asserting U.S. Policy Increases Abortion in Africa

According to a new article published in The Lancet Global Health, so-called Mexico City Policy is linked to increased abortions in sub-Saharan Africa, due to reduced contraceptive use and more unintended pregnancies. 

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Trump Administration Fiercely Defends Pro-Life Law and Policies Internationally

The Trump administration warned the United Nations to stop promoting abortion in conflict and other emergency situations at an annual meeting on UN humanitarian efforts that took place in Geneva this week.

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Kenya’s Supreme Court Eviscerates Protections for the Unborn

International abortion advocates are celebrating a ruling of Kenya’s Supreme Court last week that overturns pro-life actions of the Kenyan government, broadens the circumstances when abortion is permitted in the socially conservative East African country, and opens the door to a liberal abortion regime.

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Study Disputes Link Between HIV and Depo Provera; African Women Insist Results are “Not Good News”

For decades, an international debate has raged over whether the use of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera increases women’s risk of contracting HIV when exposed to the virus. 

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UN Treaty Apparatus Furious with Trump Over Abortion and Money

A three-day feminist conclave last week shows that Trump’s pro-life policy is hitting abortion activists where it hurts: in the pocketbook.

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UN Debates Mandatory Universal Health Coverage Including Abortion

The next big thing in global aid is universal health coverage.

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Former State Department Employee Suspected of Leaking to Harm Trump Pro-Life Position

A recent article from the Reuters news service highlights an ongoing problem of career State Department personnel leaking what they hope will be information harmful to the “reproductive health” position of the Trump Administration.

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Political Activism Supplants Medical Evidence in New International Diagnostic Manual

Transgender rights activists are claiming a major victory as the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted an updated version of its diagnostic manual, removing “transsexualism” from its chapter on mental disorders and putting “gender incongruity” into a newly-created chapter on sexual health.

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Trump Could Lose Abortion Showdown with the EU

When the Trump administration threatened to veto a German sponsored resolution with abortion-related terms at the Security Council it exposed a growing problem in transatlantic relations over UN social policy.

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Terrorism Court Case May have Impact on Social Issues

Two years ago, the United Arab Emirates broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar and gave Qatari nationals fourteen days to leave the country.

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European Nationalists Complacent When it Comes to Abortion

European nationalist parties have tended to sound pro-life and pro-family in order to gain power, but they have been unwilling to put an end to international European advocacy for abortion and LGBT rights.

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UN Human Rights Experts Lobby for Change in U.S. Abortion Laws

Several U.S. states are passing laws that strongly restrict abortion, aimed at challenging the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.  In Geneva, the human rights bodies of the UN are watching closely, and some experts claim that beyond being unconstitutional, these abortion bans violate international human rights standards.

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Pro-Family Nations and NGOs Celebrate 25th International Day of Families

UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.

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Abortion Hard-Liners Want U.S. Kicked Out of G7

In a series of catty comments on social media, abortion advocates, including one former government minister, have questioned whether the United States should be allowed to remain in the Group of 7 (G7) coalition of the world’s largest economies.

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