By Jor-El Godsey “Discuss and decide” should not be how human rights, human responsibilities, and fundamental respect for humans are determined. But that is what Senate Democrats (as well as one of their own governors who happens to be a physician) believe about the rights of a living, human being who has arrived into the …Continue reading "Allegers of “Fake Clinics” Vote for Fake Health Care"
By Paul Stark Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The pro-life position isn’t just how we feel. It’s not merely a belief that we hold. It is supported by very good reasons. It is based on a fact of science and a principle of justice. A fact of science First, the unborn (the human …Continue reading "Pro-Life = Science + Human Rights"
By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues The Human Rights Committee formally adopted General Comment no. 36 on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the right to life and tells countries that they must provide abortion. The General Comment, as reported by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human …Continue reading "Human Rights Committee Says Countries Must Provide Abortion"
By Paul Stark Human embryos and fetuses are living human organisms. They are members of the species Homo sapiens at the earliest stages of their lives. But many people believe that these human beings in utero do not have a right to life. Why not? Because they are different from the rest of us in …Continue reading "Two views of human rights: Exclusive or inclusive?"
By Texas Right to Life A video released last week that is going viral takes the abortion lobby to task for lack of logic and magical thinking. In the video, a woman posing as an abortion activist states, “Human rights – you may think you’ve always had yours, but you would be wrong.” She then …Continue reading "Video showing in an amusing manner how bad pro-abortion arguments are goes viral"
By Michael Cook More pushback from the Trump Administration against “reproductive rights” can be seen in the latest Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The 2017 edition omits a section called “reproductive rights” in which access to contraception and abortion, as well as maternal mortality rates, was sketched out for every country. In its place …Continue reading "Trump Administration pushes back against reproductive rights as human rights"
By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the …Continue reading "Exclusive or inclusive? Two views of human rights"
By Wesley J. Smith Human dignity should not need defending. But Jefferson’s “self evident” truths are deemed so no longer. That’s frightening because, if nothing else, it is impossible to defend universal human rights if we don’t perceive human beings as having unique dignity simply and merely because they are human. That is why I …Continue reading "Human dignity should not need defending but it does"
By Reggie Littlejohn Editor’s note. Thursday was International Human Rights Day, but I just happened upon this post today. Its message — “that it is critical to end forced sterilization in order to stop sex-selective abortion in China”–is timeless. Reggie Littlejohn is the President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. She testified last week before the …Continue reading "International Human Rights Day – End Forced Sterilization and Gendercide in China"
Smith Urges Visa Ban Targeting Chinese Officials Complicit in Forced Abortions Failure to Implement Existing Law a ‘Gross Failure’ of the Obama Administration Editor’s note. The following comes from the office of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Smith and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chair and Co-Chair of the bipartisan …Continue reading "On Human Rights Day…"
Editor’s note. This was published by Advocate Daily on February 10. Oral nutrition – like spoon feeding – should not be considered health care or medical treatment, but rather seen as basic personal care and support, says Toronto health and human rights lawyer Hugh Scher, who recently advanced this position at the Supreme Court …Continue reading "British Columbia Supreme Court sides with nursing home in spoon feeding case"
Chen’s daring 2012 escape & live call into Smith’s hearing made international headlines; Forced Abortion Condemned at Hearing Editor’s note. The following excerpts are taken from information provided by the office of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) ________________ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, known for his daring night-time escape from Chinese …Continue reading "Blind Activist Chen Testifies Before Congress for 1st Time"