UNGA71 Third Committee Redux

The third committee of the General Assembly has completed its work, acting on 56 draft proposals. The resolutions will be formally adopted by the General Assembly in the second week of December….

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Transsexuals’ organizations to defend women’s rights: the “Montevideo Strategy” for gender equality.

Last month, at the 13th Regional Conference on Women, 38 Latin American and Caribbean states adopted the “Montevideo Strategy”, a document designed to “Achieve Gender Equality in the Region by…

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China’s 4th Wave of Singledom

Just when you thought China’s population decline couldn’t go any faster, the government TV reports a new phase in Beijing’s population woes: A new term “single economy” has appeared in the wake of the…

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Mexican Committee rejects same-sex law. A strong message to the government, and to the UN.

Perhaps, national marches work: at least, they do in Mexico. Last Wednesday, the Mexican Congressional Committee on Constitutional Matters decided to reject the president’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. Peña…

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Bold Abortion Talk From Chair of UN Committee for Social and Economic Rights

A deserted conference room at UN headquarters was treated to an unusually candid description of how UN treaty bodies promote abortion and homosexuality yesterday at UN Headquarters in New York….

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Will their heartbeats stop the violence?

On October 2nd, the International Day of Non-Violence, a Chilean feminist movement led one of the simplest, but most heart-breaking, pro-life protests. For the first time, the voices of the…

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PAHO on Zika: abortion is a right – and “a moral obligation”.

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO) “access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare” means that women have…

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Organizations raise (false) alarm over “global contraceptive crisis”

Today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released an article calling attention to the “global contraceptive crisis” and calling for signatures on a petition asking the UN Secretary-General to “highlight…

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UN Agencies Agitate For Change Within Religions

“Does religion matter to the Sustainable Development Goals conversation? Does tension between religion and sexuality help or hinder?” Azza Karam of the UN Population Fund posed the question to a…

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Praying at the United Nations: a touching tradition, with a most uncertain future.

On September 13th, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN and the Archdiocese of New York sponsored a prayer service, as they do each year, on…

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Conservatives and Contraceptives

In recent years, there has been an increasing effort to convince the pro-life community to partner with family planning groups. This strategy has come to be closely associated with Melinda…

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Article in The New Atlantis

For our readers who are already subscribers to The New Atlantis, keep an eye out for my essay in their spring-summer issue in which I discuss the so-called “unmet need”…

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The rights of the unborn silenced by the Senate of Chile – and by its President.

After the approval by the House of Representatives, last March, Chile’s new abortion bill is now ready to be approved by the Senate. If the law passes, killing an unborn…

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The war on abstinence and fidelity

A recent comment in The Lancet makes the case that when it comes to international HIV/AIDS prevention, abstinence and fidelity should be abandoned in favor of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)….

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The Family Hangs in the Balance as UN Conference on Housing Nears

New global plans for urban development may for the first time fail to direct any attention at all to the specific needs of the family as America and Europe try…

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“Gender Ideology”? Not in Colombia!

  In Colombia, thousands of upright people demonstrated their opposition to the UN-sponsored gender ideology. The Ministry of Education is attempting to teach their children that “one is not born…

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Questions fiscal conservatives need to ask about funding for family planning

Much of the controversy over funding for international family planning in the U.S. government is really about abortion. Pro-life members of Congress object to funding the family planning NGOs that…

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Transgender health, the WHO, and the purpose of diagnostic manuals

As we discussed in a recent Friday Fax, the World Health Organization (WHO) is contemplating changes to its forthcoming updated diagnostic manual, including its handling of individuals who identify as…

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The unborn children win – and live – in the Dominican Republic

Yesterday, the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic affirmed that the unborn has a right to life in their country. Upon approval of the new Criminal Code, the majority…

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OAS’ Secretary General to visit Paraguay. Venezuela or LGBT?

Next Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Organization of the American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, will participate in the meeting of the ministers of social development in Asunción. Twenty-four countries…

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What makes a family planning method “modern?”

For many decades, researchers have classified family planning methods using words like “modern” or “traditional.” These categories enable collectors of demographic survey data to record how many people are taking…

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Senate Committee Approves More Funding to Overseas Abortion Groups

The abortion lobby stronghold on Democrat senators was evident for the second time this week resulting in the passing of a hostile amendment that increases funding to international abortion groups…

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Mexican Supreme Court Rejects Decriminalizing Abortion

Mexico does not have a Roe v. Wade. Despite fears that the Supreme Court of Mexico would judicially impose a right to abortion on the entire country, the Court may have actually…

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Mexico’s Roe v. Wade: it could happen tomorrow.

In a few hours, Mexico may have its own Roe v. Wade. As the Mexican attorney Luis Antonio Martinez Guzman reports in the following analysis, the prediction is that the…

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Senate Democrats Prioritize Funding Abortion Groups over Zika Help

Senate Democrats are blocking a $1.1 billion Zika package passed last week by the House due to it prohibiting funding to domestic and overseas abortion groups. The House bill contained…

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