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UNESCO Pushes Controversial Sex-Ed Rejected by General Assembly

UN staffers are making bold claims about the effectiveness of their latest efforts to initiate the world’s children to the mysteries of sex, even though their controversial sexuality education programming has been rejected by the UN General Assembly.

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Human Rights Groups Thank U.S. for Rolling Back Abortion in Impending Report

A coalition of 197 groups from around the world have sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanking him for expected changes in the annual State Department report on human rights.

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Abortion May be Downplayed in U.S. Human Rights Report, Feminists Angry

Feminists and gays are up in arms about reported changes to the annual U.S. State Department report on human rights.

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Despite Big Tech Resistance U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Prosecution of Trafficking Websites

An ever-growing outcry from lawmakers, civil society, survivors and activists prompted the passing of an anti-trafficking bill on Tuesday in the House of Representatives ending impunity for websites that participate in sexually exploiting women and girls.

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UNICEF Consultant Sexually Assaulted Boy for Years

Longtime UN consultant for children’s rights Peter Newell was convicted of sexually assaulting and sodomizing a child over the course of three years beginning in 1965.

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Heartbreak and Heroism in Congo: An Interview with Father Albert Shuyaka

Soldiers fleeing the war in Eastern Congo flooded Father Albert Shuyaka’s home town when he was young, killing his people, raping women and girls, and forcing him to carry heavy loads of ammunition for many miles.

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UN Commission on Women Headed for Deadlock

Because of controversial ideas, two years ago the Commission on the Status of Women failed to agree to a final document. The same outcome now haunts this year’s Commission set to begin in mid-March.

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Oxfam Scandal Part of Wider Sexual Abuse Cover-up

The elite UK-based aid organization Oxfam has admitted to hosting lavish parties and hiring prostitutes for humanitarian aid workers in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

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State Department Finds Overwhelming Acceptance of U.S. Abortion Funding Restrictions

A State Department report released yesterday found wide acceptance of the expanded Mexico City Policy which blocks funding for foreign groups performing or promoting abortion overseas.

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Opinion: Who Will Fight for the Family at the UN?

Even on the seventieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Commission on Social Development did not refer to the family as “natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and the state” at its annual session this week.

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Critics Admit Mexico City Policy is Effective

Some of President Donald J. Trump’s harshest critics admit that his reinstatement and expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy has been highly effective in advancing the United States’ moral influence to curb the international abortion lobby.

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States Debate Enhanced Powers and Authority for UN Bureaucrats

Responding to criticism of Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ ambitious plans for the UN development system, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed kicked off a series of briefings for member States on UN development reform Monday.

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UN Plan for Super Bureaucrats Still Controversial

At the UN this week, nations expressed concern about a plan from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that would give UN bureaucrats in every country enhanced political and budgetary powers. They say it will undermine their sovereign prerogatives and national priorities.

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Inter-American Human Rights Court Tries to Impose Homosexual Marriage on Entire Continent

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights published a much-anticipated advisory opinion earlier this month that says homosexual marriage and transgender identity change are human rights in the American Convention on Human Rights.

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UN Agency Defies General Assembly, Promotes “Comprehensive Sexuality Education”

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNSECO) published a new technical guidance on “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” over the recent objections of UN member states to this kind of sex education.

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Dutch Abortion Advocate Was Not Invested in Papal Order

When the Dutch government traded honors and awards with Vatican officials last June, the Vatican officials did not announce the Dutch government was thereby approving and honoring the pro-life and pro-family teachings of the Catholic Church.

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How Abortion Pills Upend the Politics and Practice of Abortion

Since the dawn of the abortion movement, activists insisted that abortion should be solely the concern of a woman and her doctor. 

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Pope Francis Decries Ideological Colonialism Before World’s Diplomats

Pope Francis highlighted the right to life, the need to protect the family, and the dangers of “ideological colonialism” in his annual address to the diplomatic corps of the Holy See.

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New UNICEF Chief Raises Hopes, Questions About Pro-life Stance

The Trump administration “welcomed” UNICEF’s new executive director, appointed on Monday, raising hopes, and questions, about whether the new chief will embrace the administration’s pro-life stance.

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New Abortion Estimates From India Prompt Renewed Push to Liberalize Law

A recently-released study estimates that abortion in India is twenty times higher than previous estimates—15.6 million children aborted in 2015 alone.

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Five Best Moments for Life and Family at the UN in 2017

The pro-life and pro-family fight at the UN is always difficult. But even with our political and financial disadvantage our team has been able to consistently deliver victories for life and family.

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General Assembly Rejects Humanitarian Abortion

In a major setback to machinations of the UN bureaucracy and abortion groups to make abortion a humanitarian right, the UN General Assembly declined to endorse abortion as an essential part of emergency humanitarian response earlier this month.

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Worst Moments for Human Life and the Family at the UN in 2017

Of many bad moments for the unborn child and the natural family, five stand out in 2017.

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Guatemala Supreme Court Strikes Down UNFPA Pro-Abortion Manual

A scathing sentence of the Supreme Court of Guatemala on December 8 ordered government officials to withdraw a controversial pro-abortion human rights manual prepared with the help of the UN Population Fund.

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Editorial: The International Stillbirth Scandal

Every day somewhere in the world 800 women and 7000 children die in childbirth. This tragedy has rightfully garnered attention at the highest levels at the UN.

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