By Lisa Correnti (C-FAM) — The Biden administration sent a letter to UN ambassadors announcing U.S. withdrawal from an historic pro-life declaration initiated by the Trump administration and co-sponsored by countries representing regions all over the world. In the letter obtained by the Friday Fax, the Biden administration said it “has the honor to …Continue reading "Biden Administration announces U.S. withdrawal from Pro-Life Declaration in letter to UN ambassadors"
By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. The U.S. government has officially filed a pro-life declaration with the UN Secretary General. Joined by 34 other countries, the document enshrines the Trump administration’s pro-life diplomacy on the official record of the General Assembly. “The United States strongly supports the dignity of all human beings and protecting life from …Continue reading "President Trump Files UN Declaration Saying “There is No International Right to Abortion”"
By MCCL Global Outreach The United Nations recognizes today, November 20, as World Children’s Day—”a day to reimagine a better future for every child.” It’s the anniversary of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (adopted in 1959) and the Convention of the Rights of the Child (adopted in 1989), landmark human rights documents …Continue reading "November 20 is World Children’s Day: Let’s cherish and protect every single child"
An official explained that ‘the term ‘sexual and reproductive health’ and its derivatives have become shorthand for abortion within the UN.’ By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. NEW YORK, October 30, 2020 (C-Fam) — The Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, John Barsa, has sent a scathing letter to the UN Secretary General for …Continue reading "Trump administration demands UN make ‘course-correction’ on abortion"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, D.C. –Legislators in Malawi are facing heavy pressure to liberalize the country’s abortion laws during the current parliamentary session. Religious leaders are calling for the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill to be shelved. Meanwhile, organizations with international funding sources, as well as UN entities, are coordinating to ensure the bill …Continue reading "UN Agencies Pressure Malawi to Liberalize Abortion Laws"
By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. NEW YORK, August 28 (C-Fam) The U.S. Ambassador to Geneva, Andrew Bremberg, sent a blistering letter to UN human rights experts because of their abortion advocacy. The UN experts criticized U.S. States who did not label abortion as “essential” during the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a perversion of the human rights …Continue reading "U.S. Ambassador Andrew Bremberg Lambasts UN Experts Who Promote Abortion"
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"