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U.S. Expected to Fight Back Against Abortion as a Humanitarian Right

During the Obama administration abortion groups successfully included the term “sexual and reproductive health” in two Security Council resolutions and an annual UN General Assembly resolution.

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Abortion Advocates Say They Are “Human Rights Defenders”

Abortion activists are circulating a joint statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, identifying themselves as “women’s human rights defenders,” in advance of what they call “International Safe Abortion Day.”

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Indian High Court Says Sodomy is International Human Right

India’s highest court has struck down the nation’s sodomy laws after the country’s legislature declined to do so.

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UN Committee on Disabilities Supports Abortion on Disabled Children

Last week, two UN committees monitoring compliance with human rights treaties issued a joint statement declaring that access to “safe and legal abortion” is not only essential to women’s health, but also a “prerequisite for safeguarding women’s human rights” more generally.

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ANALYSIS: The International Implications of the Kavanaugh Confirmation

International abortion groups are in a state of alarm because of the very real possibility the reconfiguration of the U.S. Supreme Court under U.S. President Donald Trump may lead to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

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UN Pulls Credentials of Correspondent Over Spurious Charges

The United Nations has permanently canceled the press credentials of long-time UN correspondent Matthew Lee, founder and chief correspondent of the Inner City Press.

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Review: Against Empire, for the Nation; Yoram Hazony and “The Virtue of Nationalism”

Men and women sit in quiet and carpeted rooms at the UN and the EU and consider they possess the power to tell other men and women around the world how to live their lives.

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Nurses Ask UN to Consider Alternatives to Abortion

Can women and adolescents be healthy without abortion and contraception? According to an association of nurses who spoke at UN headquarters last week, the answer is a resounding yes.

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Brazil’s Abortion Activists Hamstrung by Pro-Life Victory in Argentina 

Abortion groups want Brazil’s Supreme Court to bypass the country’s legislature and declare the Brazil’s abortion laws unconstitutional.

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Kofi Annan: UN Secretary General and World’s Secular Pope

Kofi Annan died last week at the age of 80. He was a charismatic but tragic figure.

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Abortion Advocate Appointed to Top UN Human Rights Slot

Trailblazing abortion promoter and Chile’s first woman president Michelle Bachelet was appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to lead the UN human rights office last week.

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Feminists Campaign for Cities to Pass UN Treaty

Earlier this month the state of Hawaii received an award from the National Association of Commissions for Women for being the first state in the union to “pass CEDAW in all counties.”

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Argentina Deals Severe Blow to UN Abortion Advocates

Argentina’s senate dealt a blow to UN human rights experts, European nations, and abortion activists when it defeated a bill that would have removed legal protection for unborn children in the first 14 weeks of life.

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Abortion Groups Prey on Refugee Women

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh to escape violence and persecution in Myanmar, including a decade-long two-child policy directed at their community. 

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Hungarian Leader Rallies Christians, Gives EU Elites Indigestion

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán appears to relish giving indigestion to elites of Western Europe and the European Union.

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Global Compact on Migration Stutters Toward Adoption

It was with a sense of unease and trepidation that countries hailed the advent of a new agreement on migration at UN headquarters last month.

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Will US Quitting Human Rights Council Help the Social Conservative Cause?

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27 (C-Fam) U.S. withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has long been on the wish list of some conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation that hosted…

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Abortion, LGBT Advocates Frustrated by Slow Progress at UN

NEW YORK, July 27 (C-Fam) Environmentalists, abortion groups, and LGBT advocates expressed frustration at the slow pace of progress at UN headquarters during the recently concluded High-Level Political Forum. “Do…

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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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