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  • Family Planning Advocates Congregate in Africa

    Family planning advocates and Western do-gooders recently descended upon Ethiopia to hold the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, entitled “Full Access, Full Choice.” Conference supporters included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, abortion giants International Planned Parenthood Foundation and Marie Stopes International, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and … More

    The Latest Priorities of the U.N. Treaty Enforcers

    U.N. organizations continue to promote abortion and all kinds of new definitions of “rights.” Here’s an update of what they have been pushing over the summer. Geneva hosted several of the U.N. treaty bodies for their latest sessions of monitoring states’ compliance with a variety of human rights treaties. The … More

    “Women Deliver” Fails to Deliver for Women’s Basic Needs

      Women Deliver hosted its third annual conference last month as part of its effort to achieve the targets set forth in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, and as in previous years, the speakers and events focused primarily on contraception and abortion. Among the “development” community, any … More

    Another U.N. Meeting Equates "Women’s Rights" with Abortion, Sexual Rights

    Once again, this year’s U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)—ostensibly themed on the prevention of violence against women and girls—actually focused on expanding so-called sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls, including abortion. Prior to negotiations even beginning, media coverage preemptively pointed a finger at religion and … More

    U.N. Loses Focus on the Human Rights They Ought to Protect

    The U.N. Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group reconvened last week in Geneva to examine the human rights records of 14 U.N. member states. The review was established as part of the new Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006 and intended to review all 192 U.N. member states … More

    U.N. Disabilities Treaty Leaves Door Open for Abortion Advocates

    A heated abortion debate in the Senate gives the U.S. just one more reason to oppose the U.N. treaty it is considering on disabilities. Last week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of sending the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the full … More

    Another U.N. Convention That Poses Threats to U.S. Sovereignty

    Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). As multiple experts—including The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves—testified, it is both unnecessary and unwise for the United States to become a party to the Disabilities Convention. The rights of … More

    Population Control Advocates and Environmentalists Achieve Little at Rio +20

    Last week, world leaders from nearly 200 countries, along with thousands of environmental activists and bureaucrats, met in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio +20,” as the follow up meeting to the 1992 U.N. Conference on Environment and Development (which was also held … More

    U.N. Population Control Agenda in the Shadow of Chen Controversy

    In recent days, the international spotlight on Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese lawyer and human rights activist who has spent his life trying to expose and stop forced abortions and sterilizations in China, has refocused attention on coercive population control programs. Meanwhile, the 45th Session of the Commission on Population and … More

    U.N. "Rights" Protections Trending Toward Abortion, Islamophobia Rules

    As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrated a birthday this month, it is worth noting how this document—noble in its original intentions—is often reinterpreted by advocates of a host of issues, resulting in a laundry list of new rights claims and corresponding government responsibilities thrust upon the 193 U.N. … More