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…

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…

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…

With the Advent of Artificial Reproductive Technologies is there a Fundamental Right to a Child?

With the advancement of artificial reproductive technologies (ARTs) and the legalization of same-sex marriage, questions have arisen about legal parenthood and fundamental rights. Katarina Lee analyzes how recent domestic and international court cases have in effect moved to institute a right to a child, supported by the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Maria da Penha v. Brazil in the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights: An Analysis of the Impacts of the Convention of Belém do Pará in the Federal Legislation

Between 2002 and 2004, feminist NGOs gathered to draft a law to combat domestic violence against women in Brazil. Known as the Maria da Penha law and passed in August…

C-Fam Hosts International Students for Edmund Burke Fellowship

Ten graduate students convened at C-Fam’s headquarters in New York for a weeklong course on international law, the UN, and the state of life and family issues in a global context.

Protecting Life and Family in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This C-Fam publication explains why validating “various forms of the family” is a bad idea and why the family as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the best vehicle to protect the human rights of children.

Testimony on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Chairman Menendez, Ranking Member Corker, members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to present my views on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I appreciate…

C-Fam Response to Southern Poverty Law Center Regarding Classification as a Hate Group

In response to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), C-Fam and other targeted Christian groups point out that SPLC’s criteria and the application of the criteria is biased against SPLC’s…

Joint Amicus Brief of Alliance Defense Fund, C-Fam, and Americans United for Life in the Costa Rica In Vitro Fertilization Case

Amicus jointly argued that the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights does not require Costa Rica to allow in-vitro fertilization, and that the Convention protects life from the moment of conception.