By Marie Smith, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues On the one year anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Holy See elaborated its view of the principles in the outcome document “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and repeatedly expressed concern for the lives of …Continue reading "Holy See: Sustainable Development Must Be Based on Respect for Life"
Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. Pietro Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State for the Vatican, led the Holy See delegation to the first World, an initiative of the United Nations, and presented the Holy See’s statement “Uphold the norms that safeguard humanity” which stated the …Continue reading "Holy See to World Humanitarian Summit—“There is no right to abortion”"
Editor’s note. This comes from our friends at the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. The Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York hosted a panel discussion entitled Best Practices for Maternal Healthcare in Africa during the 60th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. The event was …Continue reading "Panel discusses best practices for maternal healthcare in Africa (which does not include abortion)"
By Marie Smith, Director, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) The latest example of a U.N. treaty monitoring body distorting a treaty to advance abortion is the Committee on the Convention Against Torture (CAT) during its 52nd Session in Geneva. This time around, committee members-officially called experts-chastised the Holy See for its opposition to …Continue reading "Holy See’s Opposition to Abortion Results in “Torture” according to U.N. Committee Against Torture"