Health leaders should strive to ensure care for every member of the human family—including unborn children GENEVA — Leading health officials from around the world converged today in Geneva, Switzerland, for the start of the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA), which will focus on the goal of universal health coverage. MCCL Global Outreach (GO) encourages …Continue reading "MCCL GO encourages World Health Assembly to ‘leave no one behind’"
By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach On Monday, MCCL GO spoke at a listening session held by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. The session concerned the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva. We urged the United States to positively defend and prioritize life during the Assembly. Here is …Continue reading "MCCL GO urges U.S. to defend and prioritize life during World Health Assembly in Geneva"
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"
A coalition of over 200 pro-abortion Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) asked the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva to take further action through all formal means to “condemn attacks on abortion rights defenders and to urgently address the human rights violations arising from the denial of comprehensive abortion care’. This includes through resolutions, decisions, dialogues, …Continue reading "United Nation’s Human Rights Council asked to protect abortionists"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. September 13, 2018 (C-Fam) – Last week, two UN committees monitoring compliance with human rights treaties issued a joint statement declaring that access to “safe and legal abortion” is not only essential to women’s health, but also a “prerequisite for safeguarding women’s human rights” more generally. The Committee on the Elimination …Continue reading "UN disability committee: Abortion ‘prerequisite’ for ‘safeguarding women’s human rights’"
By Scott Fischbach, Executive Director, MCCL GO This past week the World Health Assembly was held in Geneva. It’s the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO). During the event, the United States delegation spoke up clearly and strongly in defense of unborn children and in opposition to abortion. Commenting on a report on …Continue reading "U.S. delegation tells World Health Assembly “We do not recognize an international right to abortion”"
By Paul Stark Yesterday at the World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, the Holy See delegation spoke up strongly in defense of unborn children who are threatened by WHO’s abortion advocacy. The Holy See’s statement concerned a report on women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health, including “sexual and …Continue reading "Holy See defends the unborn at World Health Assembly"
Editor’s note. This comes from MCCL GO , a pro-life NGO global outreach program of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Education Fund Today the United States delegation issued a strong pro-life statement at the World Health Assembly in Geneva criticizing recent efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote abortion. The U.S. statement …Continue reading "U.S. issues strong pro-life statement at World Health Assembly"
By WeNeedaLaw Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post I just came across today. WeNeedaLaw is a Canadian-based pro-life organization. International Women’s Day, marked every March 8th around the world, had as its theme this year “Press for Progress.” On the official website, it said, “International Women’s Day is not country, group or organisation …Continue reading "On International Women’s Day: Press for progress (for all)"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, DC, December 8 (C-Fam) For decades, powerful bureaucrats and wealthy donor countries have used the UN human rights system to push a controversial abortion and “sexual rights” agenda on traditional countries. Those countries are fighting back, using a relatively new UN human rights mechanism to encourage like-minded countries to resist. …Continue reading "Nations Speak Out for Life and the Family in UN Human Rights Mechanism"
By Jonathan Abbamonte Editor’s note. This appeared at the Population Research Institute. Footnotes have been omitted. As reported earlier this year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee has been attempting to redefine an important international human rights treaty by claiming that the ‘right to life’ means that states should legalize abortion under expansive terms. This …Continue reading "PRI, Civil Society Denounce U.N. Committee Attempt Create Abortion Rights"
By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues The United States Mission to the United Nations in Geneva confirmed the words of pro-life U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley that “there is a new sheriff in town” in a statement of position that demonstrated beyond any doubt that this “new sheriff” is wearing a shiny pro-life badge, to …Continue reading "U.S. Takes Giant Pro-Life Step at the U.N"