The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recently held a discussion on the meaning of the “right to life” on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This link takes you to the papers.
The Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas is sponsoring a talk by Susan Yoshihara, director of research at the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, entitled “The Church, the UN, and American Foreign Policy.” Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. University of St. Thomas McNeely Hall, Room 100 2078 Grand Avenue […]
That’s the title of a welcome report from Timothy Hermann on C-FAM’s website. http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-15/abortion-proponents-admit-defeat-at-rio-conference.html According to the story: “In an astounding show of solidarity, a diverse group of countries rallied together with the Holy See to successfully remove any mention of reproductive rights or population control from the final outcome document produced during the last round of […]
Here is a link to a C-Fam story on a recent abortion decision from the Supreme Court of Argentine. The Court found that there was a constitutional right to abortion in the case of rape. This conclusion was based on international law, although not the type of international law actually embodied in a treaty. Rather, the decision was […]
The San Jose Articles were presented at a UN briefing today. The Articles, which challenge the widespread claims that international law supports a right to abortion, were discussed by Robert George and Grover Joseph Rees. See www.sanjosearticles.org. Richard M.
Voters in this small European country rejected a national referendum that would have legalized abortion during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Current law permits abortion only in cases in which the mother’s life is in danger or the mother is under fourteen years-of-age at the time of conception. Women obtaining illegal abortions may be […]
Registration is still open for Matercare International’s Eighth Worldwide Conference. The conference theme is the “Dignity of Mothers and Obstetricians-Who on Earth Cares.” It will be held August 31-September 4, 2011 at the Instituto Maria Bambina, Rome. The conference schedule can be found here, and registration forms here. Matercare International is an international group of […]
The Miami Law Review has published a symposium issue containing papers and talks given at the 2011 conference involving advocates and scholars from 20 countries in North and South America to explore Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue on Violence, Sexuality, Reproduction, and Human Rights. The introduction to the symposium issue is now […]
Here is a link to a story from the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute on Western nations who are misusing the UN Human Rights Process to pressure nations in Latin America to liberalize their abortion laws. http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-14/latin-america-pressured-to-liberalize-abortion-laws-under-un-human-rights-process.html This is a part of a worrisome trend of pro-abortions forces attempting to use a non-existent international right to […]
This post falls into the “good news/bad news” category. The new United Nations Office, UN-Women, has published its 2011 report on the status of women, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice. The full report was originally available here, but the link currently does not work. The report focuses on four key areas: […]