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Feminism International Sex-selection abortion

World-wide impact of sex-selective abortion

Ross Douthat has a good review of a new book on the genesis and impact of sex-selective abortion in the NYT today.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/27/opinion/27douthat.html?ref=todayspaper

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Canada Court cases International

British Columbia pro-life activists found guilty of violating ‘bubble zone’ – for handing out copies of the law under which they were convicted

In a remarkable case, two Canadian pro-life activists have been convicted of violating an abortion “bubble zone”. What is remarkable is that they were not handing out pro-life literature, but rather copies of  British Columbia’s Access to Abortion Services Act – the act under which they were convicted. An account can be found at http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bc-pro-life-activists-found-guilty-of-violating-bubble-zone

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Canada Court cases International

The Canadian Supreme Court and Abortion

Canada’s path to an unlimited legal right to abortion has  features which Americans may find of interest. A brief  account can be found in The National Post at http://www.nationalpost.com/news/five+judges+legalized+abortion/4997598/story.html

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International United Nations

Jeanne Head’s comment on UN procedures

Here is a link to commentary by Jeanne Head of National Right to Life on the UN procedures that have been used in recent years. These procedures, which depart significantly from procedures used in the past, undermine national sovereignty and transparency. The new procedures are quite troublesome to the pro-life/pro-family coalition.http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/06/recent-un-procedures-undermine-sovereignty-and-transparency-worry-pro-lifepro-family-coalition/#more-2627 Richard M.

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Europe International Legislation

European law doesn’t force Czech Republic to allow abortion

Here is a LifeNews report on this matter. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/09/european-law-doesnt-force-czech-republic-to-offer-abortions/ The Alliance Defense Fund, in an opinion sent to the Czech government, explained that neither international law nor European law requires that the Czech Republic make abortions available to women from other countries. This ADF effort is in part the work of Roger Kiska, who has been doing […]

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International United Nations

Bill Saunders comment on the UN and abortion rights

Here is a commentary by Bill Saunders on an action by the UN to honor the Center for Reproductive Rights. Saunders notes that the characterization of the Center as a supporter of human rights depends on the errroneous assumption that abortion is a human right.   http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/19/un-forgets-abortion-is-not-an-international-human-right/  Richard M.

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Feticide infanticide International Sex-selection abortion

New gendercide video available

All Girls Allowed has issued a new video about gendercide (the killing of female unborn and newborn children) as practiced in the People’s Republic of China.  Please consult its website: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/how-end-gendercide.

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Abortion Feticide infanticide International Sex-selection abortion

Petition against female infanticide in China

As we all know, more female babies are aborted in China than males, in part due to the country’s forced-abortion policy.  Chai Ling of the organization All Girls Allowed has a petition against this violation of women’s rights; her effort is especially opportune given President Hu’s visit to the United States.  The petition can be […]

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Abortion Europe

ABC v. Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights has decided the Ireland abortion case. The Court held Ireland’s law violated one of the claimant’s rights by failing to provide a mechanism for her to obtain a legal abortion, which in Ireland is only available under limited circumstances. The decision doesn’t seem as bad as some had feared. […]

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Abortion Europe Uncategorized

Abortion and death rates in Italy (discussion on LinkedIn).

A colleague on the Italian American Professionals group on LinkedIn posed the following question: “Since the death rate in Italy exceeds the birth rate, Italians are a disappearing race. How do we stop this from happening?”  My response is as follows: “May I also suggest that you support the pro-life movement in Italy?  As you […]