Abortion Advocates Fail in Glasgow Climate Pact

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) agreement makes no mention of reproductive rights and abortion despite pressure from feminist activists and family planning organizations.

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General Assembly Adds Abortion Language to Resolutions on Clean Water and Rare Diseases

Delegates from Russia and Gulf nations complained about the addition of abortion-related terms in two General Assembly resolutions on rare diseases and access to clean water and sanitation.

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Cancer Risk of Hormonal Contraceptive Methods Inspires Award-Winning Contraceptive Concept for Men

A German inventor won her country’s James Dyson Award for an ultrasound-based “testicle bath” that immobilizes sperm cells to induce temporary sterility in men.

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Evidence of Systemic and Unlawful Abortion Promotion by UN Secretariat, Agencies, and other Entities

In 1994, at the International Conference on Population and Development, UN member states agreed that abortion was an issue to be addressed exclusively in national politics and legislation, and therefore…

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Evidence of Systemic and Unlawful Promotion of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by UN Secretariat, Agencies, and other Entities

Recent debates on the use of the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” within the United Nations in reference to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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Evidence of Systemic and Unlawful Promotion of Comprehensive Sexuality Education by UN Secretariat, Agencies, and other Entities

At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, UN member states agreed to provide “age-appropriate sex education” with “appropriate direction and guidance from parents and legal guardians.” …

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ANALYSIS: Keeping Girls in School Act (S.1071/H.R.2153)

The Senate and House texts are nearly identical – the biggest difference is that the House version stipulates that process of updating and submitting the global strategy must be done every five years “for not less than 10 years,” while the Senate version only says every five years.

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Evidence of Systemic and Unlawful Abortion Promotion by UN Agencies, the Secretariat, and other UN Entities

In 1994, at the International Conference on Population and Development, UN member states agreed that abortion was an issue to be addressed exclusively in national politics and legislation, and therefore…

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UN-safe Abortion: How the Abortion Industry has Used UN Agencies to Legitimize Abortion

The often-repeated adage that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare,” popularized by U.S. President Bill Clinton, generally captures how the term “safe abortion” was once understood. Abortion is not a good thing. It should be avoided as much as possible. Since the Clinton era, though, abortion advocates have distanced themselves from the phrase, arguing that the word “rare” imparts stigma. Instead, they have increasingly worked to frame abortion as a good thing, and used the word “safe” as part of the push to establish abortion as an international right. 

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Applying the Siljander Amendment to the UN System

The U.S. State Department announced reduction in U.S. contributions to human rights bodies connected to the Organization of American States on March 26, 2019, for violations of the Siljander Amendment, which forbids the use of American contributions to lobby for or against abortion. 

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