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UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

UN chastises Vatican over Catholic moral teachings

On January 31, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report castigating the Vatican for its moral teachings. The committee, which provides oversight to the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, focused on the Catholic Church’s handling of cases of abuse of children by priests, but in its 16-page report it also took the liberty of calling upon the Vatican to reconsider ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion the focus of UN women’s commission

Abortion the focus of UN women’s commission

Representatives of pro-life non-governmental organizations at the United Nations commission on women. Front row: Jean Head of Manhattan Right to Life ... (Continue reading)

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UN: birth control a human right, will battle Church over issue

LifeSiteNews.com reports: The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week. It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.” Not only is birth control -- many of which are abortifacient -- declared a human right, but the United Nations Population Fund report states that religious objection to birth control is a violation ... (Continue reading)

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The United Nations is obsessed with sex

The United Nations is obsessed with sex

After a two year hiatus, Campaign Life Coalition returned to the United Nations on April 23-27, 2012, to attend the Commission on Population and Development in the 45th session of the UN’s Economic and Social Council. The theme of the meeting addressed “Adolescents and Youth.” Together with other pro-life non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and Manhattan Right to Life, CLC assisted the Holy See ... (Continue reading)

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African Union submits to pro-abortion pressure on maternal health

The African Union (AU) finished its annual summit at the end of July with governments agreeing to make maternal and child mortality a continent-wide priority. The summit in Kampala, Uganda, ended with member states extending the controversial, non-binding Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for an additional five years and expanding a new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). Pressure was placed on the AU from UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO). While United ... (Continue reading)

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New UN women’s agency raises concerns

On July 2, after four years of negotiation, the United Nations created a new agency for promoting gender equality. The General Assembly voted to combine four UN offices dedicated to women’s issues – United Nations Development Fund for Women, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, Division for the Advancement of Women, and the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women – into one entity: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality ... (Continue reading)

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UN agency puts ideology ahead of women

UN agency puts ideology ahead of women

The United Nations has created a monstrous, half-billion dollar agency to promote gender equality. Merging four existing offices into the new United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN Women, the international body hopes to create, in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s words, “a stronger voice for women for gender equality at the global level.” Feminists dutifully cheered. It is folly to think the UN does not already ... (Continue reading)

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Paper links UN promotion of ‘safe’ abortion to maternal deaths

A recent submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) provides evidence of the potentially fatal consequences of “safe” abortion promoted by UN agencies, and includes a list of 113 studies linking abortion dangerous complications such as pre-term birth in subsequent pregnancies. “The encouragement by (the UN Population Fund) and (the World Health Organization) of the use of mifepristone (RU-486, Mifegyne) and misoprostol (Cytotec) as ‘safe’ abortifacients in medically resource poor nations is unconscionable” the ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian malfeasance at the UN

  The 42nd session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) was held March 30 - April 3, just weeks after a UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting. Pro-life, pro-family forces did not have much time to rest, but their input and presence was instrumental at this year's CPD. The draft resolution presented to the delegations before the beginning of the CPD contained anti-life and anti-family language. The situation escalated during the week-long negotiations when Canada decided to ... (Continue reading)

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Victory for pro-lifers at the UN

There was much enthusiasm at the beginning of the UN’s 52nd Commission of the Status of Women held in New York Feb. 25 -March 7. An important annual meeting, the CSW is a central concern for the members of the pro-life/pro-family UN coalition. The coalition is composed of non-governmental organizations from around the world, including Campaign Life Coalition, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, United Families International, ... (Continue reading)

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UN report shows only a minority of countries allow unfettered abortion

A recent United Nations report on international abortion policies reveals that, while most countries worldwide allow abortion in extreme cases in order to save the life of the mother, only a minority allow abortion on demand. The July 2007 Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, report stated that abortion on demand is only permitted in 28 per cent of the world’s countries. The percentage in ... (Continue reading)

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UN women’s meeting ignores sex-selection abortions

Negotiations went down to the wire at the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) proceedings in March, as delegations struggled to come to consensus on the final outcome document. Despite assurances from delegations such as that from the E.U., the issue of prenatal sex-selection was largely ignored within the final text. The theme for this year’s CSW was “The Elimination ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian representatives continue to push gay ‘rights’ at the UN

A Canadian representative to the United Nations, originally appointed under the previous Liberal administration and now supposedly acting under the direction of the current Conservative government, berated delegations from several Muslim countries for opposing the observer status of a Quebec-based gay activist group. The National Post reported on Feb. 2 that the Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Quebec (CGLQ) was rejected by the committee that approves non-government organization ... (Continue reading)

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