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 Paul Stark, Communications Associate GENEVA, Switzerland — Luxembourg’s practice of euthanasia is incompatible with respect for human rights, according to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings. MCCL GO has submitted a contribution to the U.N. Human Rights Council’s …Continue reading "MCCL GO criticizes euthanasia in Luxembourg"
Trump administration policy expressed at Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, Switzerland — The United States rejected a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution today because it included the sanctioning of abortion. The decision was praised by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights …Continue reading "U.S. opposes abortion language at UN"
Editor’s note. The following comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues and is reposted with permission. Pro-Life Governor Nikki Haley from South Carolina has been confirmed to serve as US Ambassador to the United Nations. During Senate confirmation hearings Governor Haley told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she will oppose abortion on an …Continue reading "Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations says she is “strongly pro-life”"
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"
By Marie Smith The United Nations General Assembly during the first ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants which “expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.” The Declaration includes commitments “to address current issues and …Continue reading "United Nations: Promotion of Access to Abortion for Refugees and Migrants"
By Marie Smith Pro-abortion agitators are again using September 28 as the so-called Global Day of Access for Safe & Legal Abortion promoting access to abortion with staged activities in select cities around the world and online, #Sept28. Organized by the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, affiliated NGOs [Non-Governmental Agencies] have planned …Continue reading "September 28: Pro-Abortion Day for Universal Access to Abortion"
The Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental U.N. body founded to promote and protect human rights worldwide, is holding its 32nd session this month. A Working Group report on the subject has called for the legalization of abortion around the globe, even condemning so-called “barriers to access” such as waiting periods prior to abortion. Today Mary …Continue reading "MCCL GO speaks in defense of life at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council"
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”"
By Marie Smith Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post that appeared on the webpage of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI). The UN Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice conducted a visit to the United States last week and denounced laws restricting and …Continue reading "UN “Experts” Visit US; Denounce Laws Against Abortion"
Editor’s note. This comes from the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 has not even begun and two pro-abortion organizations have announced creation of a new commission outside the U.N.to advance “sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)” beyond the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Appearing in the latest edition …Continue reading "New Commission to Promote Abortion “Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals”"