UN LGBT Expert Wants to Punish Religious Opponents

One of the great debates at the UN over the last few decades has been over how to wedge the LGBT issue into the UN dialogue. Member states were largely uninterested. Conservative and religiously minded countries knew the issue was a radicalizing one.

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Children’s Charities Urge EU to include Sexual and Reproductive Health in COVID-19 Response

As European development ministers met this week to hammer out a $17 billion COVID-19 aid package, primarily for Africa, six of the world’s top children’s charities sent a letter urging that sexual and reproductive health and rights for children be “prioritized” as “life-saving.”

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UNFPA Inserts Abortion in to the Fine Print of the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently inserted abortion into its analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, despite the objections of many UN member countries.

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Abortion “Essential” in UN’s $2B COVID-19 Funding Plan

Abortion permeates the UN’s just-released funding response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UN Bureaucrats, Europeans Undercut U.S. State Pro-life Laws

In their latest attempt to get around the U.S. democratic process, abortion groups asked an international human rights panel to protect their interests against U.S. pro-life laws and policies.

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Abortion Groups Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic

International abortion groups were quick to seize on the COVID-19 pandemic to call for more funding and fewer restrictions on abortion based on unverifiable claims.

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Organized Gays & Feminists Sue State Department Over Human Rights Commission

A recent lawsuit initiated by LGBT and feminist pressure groups charges that the U.S. State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights was created in violation of federal guidelines and must be disbanded.

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GAO Report on Expanded Mexico City Policy Reveals Abortion Creep in Global Health Assistance

A new report commissioned by Democrat lawmakers shows that the Trump administration’s pro-life foreign policy is achieving its objective of protecting life, showing that 54 abortion groups declined U.S. taxpayer funds.

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European Human Rights Court Denies Midwives’ Religious Liberty

Two Swedish nurses who were denied jobs as midwives for their refusal to perform abortions have had their legal appeal dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). 

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Empty Halls, No Abortion Language, Frustrates Feminists at UN Women’s Conference

There was hardly any applause as speakers delivered remarks at the scaled down Commission on the Status of Women on Monday. The disappointment was palpable in the General Assembly Hall.

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Will Abortion Fight Overshadow Food Security Agenda at Upcoming UN Population Commission?

During what would have been the first week of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, negotiations are beginning on the outcome document of the upcoming Commission on Population and Development (CPD). 

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UN Expert: World Religions Should Defer to the Authority of UN Experts

According to the UN’s special expert on freedom of religion, the fringe views of UN human rights bodies must take precedence over the mainstream beliefs of many leading world religions, when it comes to law and policy.

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UN Cancels Women’s Conference Over Coronavirus Fears

Countries rejected a recommendation by the UN Secretary to hold a “scaled down” UN Commission on the Status of Women this year due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. With some fearing a modified conference would lead to unequal participation between countries and regions, they decided to postpone it indefinitely instead.

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Doctors Without Borders Teams up with Do-it-Yourself Abortion Group

The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders launched online medical abortion guidelines that its partner group acknowledges will be used for do-it-yourself abortions.

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Abortion Activists Push Colombia into a Constitutional Crisis

Activists for abortion-on-demand in Colombia pushed the Latin American nation into a constitutional crisis with the help of UN agencies and experts, as the country’s Constitutional Court is expected to rule on a new abortion case.

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Will Trump Administration Increase Pro-LGBT Pressure on Foreign Governments?

This week President Trump announced that U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell will take on the added responsibilities of Director of National Intelligence, the post-9/11 umbrella agency overseeing the entire U.S. intelligence apparatus.

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Pro-Abortion Group Highlights Effectiveness of Mexico City Policy

 A top abortion advocacy organization recently launched a report meant to discredit U.S. pro-life foreign policy, that instead demonstrated how the policy is supporting pro-life laws and norms in one African country.

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Pro-Abortion “Independent” UN Committee Lobbies General Assembly for More Power

A UN committee known for aggressively promoting abortion rights is lobbying the General Assembly to establish a UN system-wide mechanism that would expand its power and influence.

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Lawmakers Spar Over Abortion in Global Health Assistance

At a hearing on Capitol Hill last week, Democrats failed to prove that women’s health is compromised by President Trump’s pro-life foreign policy.

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United States Prepares to be Criticized on Human Rights by Other Countries

Last week, the U.S. Department of State hosted a meeting for civil society representatives in advance of the U.S.’s third appearance at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), in which fellow countries review its human rights record at the UN in Geneva.

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EU and Abortion Groups Attack Pro-Life Policies Adopted by the General Assembly

The European Union and a handful of Latin American countries began their push to have abortion and LGBT rights inserted into a UN political declaration to be adopted by the Commission on the Status of Women in March. Negotiations on the declaration began this week.

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Fine Print in New UN Report: Abortion Only Way to Keep Women Safe and Healthy

Last November at a summit in Nairobi, the UN Population Fund announced that it would take $264 billion to reduce global maternal deaths and protect women and girls from violence.  The agency just released a publication outlining the details of how the billions would be spent—and the fine print includes abortion.

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Abortion Groups Panic as Senators Target Loopholes in Mexico City Policy

Abortion groups are scrambling to keep U.S. government funding after Senate and House Republicans caught them exploiting loopholes in the U.S. pro-life foreign policy that forbids them to receive taxpayer monies to promote and perform abortions abroad.

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GOP Lawmakers Ask Pompeo to Close Huge Loopholes in Mexico City Policy

The expanded Mexico City Policy cut off U.S. funding to foreign groups that promote or perform abortion, but it did not stop funding to domestic groups that turn around and hand taxpayer money to those same foreign abortion groups.

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Trump Builds International Anti-Abortion Coalition

Last week, the Trump administration hosted an international strategy meeting for ambassadors, ministers, and other government officials to discuss a way forward for the pro-life cause internationally.

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