“There is no international right to abortion”: U.S. and 10 other nations issue Joint Statement at end the Nairobi Summit

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 …

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Abortion Extremists Hijack the U.N. Organizers of the Nairobi Summit attempt to undo the careful consensus forged at Cairo a quarter-century ago.

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 …

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Nairobi Summit seeking to advance abortion

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 …

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Trump admin torpedoes abortion language for second year at UN Security Council

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 …

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Nairobi Summit May Claim Abortion as a Humanitarian Right

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 …

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United States and Holy See Defend the Unborn at the UN

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 …

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The United States says no to UNFPA funding

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 …

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MCCL GO encourages World Health Assembly to ‘leave no one behind’

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 …

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MCCL GO urges U.S. to defend and prioritize life during World Health Assembly in Geneva

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 …

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Human Rights Committee Says Countries Must Provide Abortion

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 …

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United Nation’s Human Rights Council asked to protect abortionists

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, …

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UN disability committee: Abortion ‘prerequisite’ for ‘safeguarding women’s human rights’

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 …

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