Can Opposition to Homosexual/Transgender Issues and Abortion be Considered a Crime Against Humanity?

In this month’s Definitions, Stefano Gennarini, J.D. sounds the alarm about how, if this new definition is adopted, advocating for traditional morality, including the definition of marriage, could be construed as a form of “gender-based persecution” and a crime against humanity.


Concerns About the WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty

Negotiations are underway to create a Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Accord, a binding multilateral agreement for coordinating pandemic preparedness and response.  The accord is set to be finalized in May 2024.  However, there are several concerning aspects of the process, including a lack of transparency, the creation of new bureaucratic mechanisms with little accountability, the transfer of power to the World Health Organization (WHO), and the likely inclusion of language that would open the door to the accord being used to promote controversial social issues, including abortion.

Briefing Papers

Why Abortion is Not the Solution to Maternal Mortality

This paper explores the ways in which the medical and scientific fields have been weaponized against unborn human life and how ideology masquerades as “facts” and “evidence” to promote this deadly agenda.


C-Fam Written Submission to CERD on Draft General Recommendation N°37 on Radical Discrimination in the Enjoyment of the Right to Health

Submitted to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on August 4, 2023 INTRODUCTION Below are seven observations of C-Fam on the contents of paragraphs 12 and 22 of…

Statement and Submissions

The Family in International Law and Policy

Since the founding of the United Nations, international law and policy have recognized a preeminent place for marriage and the family as the “natural and fundamental unit of society.” This Definitions paper will evaluate the ongoing campaign by Western countries to redefine the family internationally and to make homosexual relations equivalent to marriage between a man and a woman. The paper will show how the definition of the family in international law is perfectly adequate and does not need modification. 


The Development Deep State: Sexual Progressivism in USAID

Since the Obama Administration began in 2008, the United States has witnessed a sharp increase in left-wing domestic and international social policy and strategy. In recent years, the U.S. government, aligned with United Nations agencies, has pressured developing and conservative nations to liberalize their abortion laws and adopt pro-LGBTQ policies and programming. However, a look at the history of U.S. foreign policy reveals that its promotion of these controversial agendas is not new.


Five Problems with the WHO Pandemic Preparedness Treaty

The Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Accord, commonly known as the “WHO Pandemic Treaty,” not only extends greater power to the World Health Organization (WHO) to reallocate pandemic resources from member states and targets “misinformation” opposed to its own narrative, but also carries consequences for families and the unborn.

Policy Papers

Pro-Life Concerns about USAID’s Updated Maternal and Child Health Framework

In March 2023, USAID launched its updated policy to prevent maternal and child deaths in developing countries: Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths: A Framework for Action in a Changing World.

Policy Papers

Why International Institutions Should Reject “Reproductive Justice”

For over a quarter of a century, terms such as “reproductive rights” and “sexual and reproductive health” have appeared in dozens—perhaps hundreds—of UN resolutions, despite remaining controversial due to their inextricable linkage to the issue of abortion.


USAID Global Water Strategy Prioritizes Gender Ideology

The goal of the U.S. Government Global Water Strategy 2022-2027 is ostensibly to provide self-sustaining, clean, and reliable water access to people in developing countries—a laudable goal for US foreign assistance. However, the strategy raises concerns by its inclusion of language relating to contentious gender ideology.

Policy Papers