Funding for foreign aid cannot be used to lobby for or against abortion, according to U.S. law. Yet many organizations break the rules. By C-Fam NEW YORK — Funding for foreign aid cannot be used to lobby for or against abortion, according to U.S. law. There is growing interest among U.S. lawmakers in enforcing that standard against …Continue reading "UN orgs’ abortion advocacy renews Trump admin interest in defunding"
By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues The acting administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), John Barsa, sent a strong message to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres (SG) letting him know that the United States stands with nations that have pledged to protect the unborn. In the letter, Barsa expressed the Trump …Continue reading "US Tells UN Secretary General to Focus on Life-saving, not Abortion"
By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres released a policy brief COVID-19 and Human Rights: We are all in this together which includes the concern about what is described as “limited access to sexual and reproductive health and rights”. The brief includes recommending actions to “mitigate the impact of the crisis …Continue reading "UN Promotes Abortion as a Human Right during COVID-19"
Today, November 20, is World Children’s Day, a day established by the United Nations to recognize the importance and the human rights of children. This year’s celebration marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. “This anniversary should remind us that much work remains to be done to protect the …Continue reading "On World Children’s Day, let’s recognize the rights of all children—born and unborn"
By Lisa Correnti (New York – C-FAM) The UN population agency’s plans to host a government conference on “sexual and reproductive health” in Kenya backfired last week, as Kenyans fought back attempts to export Western sexual norms in Africa. The UN Population Fund’s Nairobi Summit was greeted by pro-life street protests and accusations of neocolonialism. …Continue reading "Kenyans strongly rebuke UN agency for using Africa as a backdrop to promote abortion"
Editor’s note. On Tuesday we reposted a Wall Street Journal op-ed written by pro-life champion Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) which ran under the headline “Abortion Extremists Hijack the U.N. Organizers of the Nairobi Summit attempt to undo the careful consensus forged at Cairo a quarter-century again.” That same day, the United Nations Population Fund opened …Continue reading "“There is no international right to abortion”: U.S. and 10 other nations issue Joint Statement at end the Nairobi Summit"
By Chris Smith (R-NJ) Editor’s note. This first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The governments of Kenya and Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund are attempting to hijack the U.N.’s global population and development work to support an extreme pro-abortion agenda. On Tuesday UNFPA opens the three-day Nairobi Summit, 25 years after the …Continue reading "Abortion Extremists Hijack the U.N. Organizers of the Nairobi Summit attempt to undo the careful consensus forged at Cairo a quarter-century ago."
Conference marks 25th anniversary of Cairo plan that rejected right to abortion By MCCL GO NAIROBI, Kenya — This week a United Nations summit in Nairobi marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) and National Right to …Continue reading "Nairobi Summit seeking to advance abortion"
By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. NEW YORK, November 5, 2019 (C-Fam) — For the second year in a row, the U.S. kept abortion-related language out of a UN Security Council resolution on women in crisis and conflict. It is a victory for the Trump administration, which has been pushing to eliminate the phrase “sexual and reproductive …Continue reading "Trump admin torpedoes abortion language for second year at UN Security Council"
By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. NEW YORK, October 4 (C-Fam) Nations may pledge to fund abortion in crisis and “fragile” situations at an upcoming UN population conference in Nairobi. This means introducing abortion precisely in those situations where it could most likely endanger women’s health. The latest draft of an agreement to be presented by the …Continue reading "Nairobi Summit May Claim Abortion as a Humanitarian Right"
By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) The United Nations General Assembly (GA) began a new session in New York with a large number of heads of state, including President Donald Trump, diplomats and country delegations in attendance. In unprecedented remarks, President Trump told the GA, “Like many nations here today, we in …Continue reading "United States and Holy See Defend the Unborn at the UN"
It refuses to support Chinese population practices. By Shannon Roberts The United States said this month that it will not support the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the third year in a row. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has determined that “China’s family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary …Continue reading "The United States says no to UNFPA funding"