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  • Abortion games between Brazil and UN

    02/23/2012 6:46:41 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Abortion games between Brazil and UN By Julio Severo Last week the Dilma Rousseff administration was pressed by CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) about an alleged number of 200,000 deaths of women each year because of illegal abortion in Brazil. The Brazilian representatives showed no willingness to question this patently inflated number. Official data from the Brazilian government show that 146 women, whose pregnancy ended in abortion, died in 1996. In 2004, 156 women died. Where did CEDAW get the extravagant figure of 200,000 deaths? From Brazilian feminist NGOs funded largely by US pro-abortion institutions as...
  • U.S. Foundations Give Millions to Law Firm to Promote Abortions Worldwide

    08/16/2008 9:24:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Life News ^ | August 15, 2008 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), a prominent U.S.-based public interest group litigating and lobbying for pro-abortion policies world-wide, has released its annual report for 2007. The reported CRR budget confirms that large US foundations continue their heavy financial support for radical social policies not only in the US, but all over the world. The report shows that close to fifty percent of CRR’s $14 million budget is financed by more than forty American foundations. The Hewlett and Packard foundations lead the way. Other prominent donors include Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as George Soros’ Open Society Institute. CRR...
  • Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II

    08/29/2007 6:23:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 168+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II Pro-abort and homosexual movement tactics, the disaster of Luiz Lula, homosexual activism in Brazil, persecution of Severo, a prayer book By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman See Part I at SAO PAULO, August 29, 2007 ( What are the tactics used by the pro-abortion and homosexual movements in Brazil? Julio Severo: They are undermining rights linked to family and sexuality. There are pervasive propaganda efforts showing that women are vulnerable and need state protection. Then they are trained for empowerment, to understand that the ideal life is to enter the...
  • Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions

    08/28/2007 2:17:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 465+ views
    LifeNews ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions by Steven Ertelt Editor August 28, 2007 Warsaw, Poland ( -- In an effort to promote abortions in this pro-life nation, pro-abortion advocates in Poland are trying to make the case that abortion should be legalized because so many women travel to other European nations for them. The Polish Federation for Woman and Family Planning claims several thousand Poles head abroad every year. Wanda Nowicka, the head of the pro-abortion organization, says “Women from Warsaw most often choose either Britain or the Netherlands." The British Pregnancy Advisory Service,...
  • Nigeria: The Sultan, Cedaw And Our Values

    08/24/2007 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 391+ views
    allafrica ^ | July 31,2007 | Sonnie Ekwowusi
    In 1999 the CEDAW Committee, which regulates the operation of CEDAW in countries that ratify and domesticate it, told Columbia that the provision of its law outlawing abortion was a violation of the rights of women to health enshrined in article 12 of CEDAW. On July 1, 1999 the CEDAW lambasted Nepal for criminalizing abortion. On July 9, 1999, CEDAW Committee told Chile that the Chilean laws punishing abortion were violating the rights of Chilean women. In 2000, CEDAW told Burkina Faso to review its laws on abortion and provide for coverage by social security. In 2000 also, CEDAW...
  • United Nations tells Hondurans that Abortion Ban is “A Crime”

    08/02/2007 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 529+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/2/07 | Samantha Singson
    NEW YORK, August 2, 2007 ( - At the latest round of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee meetings in New York, members of the CEDAW committee criticized Hondurans for their pro-life laws, telling their delegation that the total ban on abortions is “a crime.” Committee member Heisoo Shin told the Honduran delegation that it was necessary for the government to “create a momentum, a social force that stops the crime that allows a woman to die, to risk unsafe abortion and not have self-determination.” When the Honduran delegation responded that government...
  • Liberals Push Women's Treaty

    01/31/2007 7:55:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 01.31.07 | Pete Winn
    Document gives U.N. committee authority to dictate family policy. Senate Democrats may be on the verge of resurrecting a treaty that could be used to require U.S. compliance with liberal policies, such as a right to abortion and legalization of prostitution.  The treaty -- the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  (CEDAW)  -- was signed by President Carter in 1980, but was never ratified by the U.S. Senate and has been in limbo ever since.  More than 180 countries have ratified the treaty, which established a United Nations committee to monitor participation in CEDAW ....
  • Reconcilable Differences: What Social Sciences Show About Complementarity of Sexes & Parenting

    12/30/2005 4:44:59 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies · 704+ views
    Touchstone ^ | November 2005 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    In the last four decades, a feminist revolution has swept the globe. To be sure, this revolution has brought many beneficial changes to our world. Now, for instance, much of the world allows and encourages women to bring their talents into the public spheres of work and public policy. But this revolution has also brought less welcome developments to the global scene. What might be described as the androgynous impulse—an impulse that seeks to deny any essential or biologically based differences between men and women—is one of those developments. Androgynous Impulse This impulse can be found, among other places, in...
  • Helping Women: Is administration against female advancement worldwide?

    09/16/2005 8:02:50 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 10 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Sep. 16, 2005 | Editorial
    Feminists of a certain political stripe are accusing the Bush administration of "flip-flopping on its commitment to women." "In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, 14 leaders from women's health, human rights and development organizations questioned the U.S. commitment to halving world poverty by 2015," asserts a Sept. 13 press release from the International Conference on Population and Development. "With less than 24 hours until the start of the World Summit at the United Nations, the U.S. refuses to endorse policies that would significantly advance poverty goals by advancing women's rights." Wow. We knew the Bush administration was...
  • Torturing Women (Abortion)

    07/25/2005 6:04:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 7/25/05 | Steve Kellmeyer
    Unusual things are happening in the feminist world. The Hungarian representative to UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) said that, in the future, abortion will be viewed by women in the same way that torture is now viewed by human rights advocates. Now, given how often the UN turns a blind eye to torture, Saddam Hussein’s regime being a fine example of the carefully shielded glance, we may justifiably wonder if this means torture will become acceptable or abortion unacceptable. But even so, the possibility that CEDAW members are beginning to question the practice is telling....
  • Expert at UN Women's Rights Session Compares Abortion to 'Torture'

    07/14/2005 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 227+ views
    Unusual admissions were made yesterday by a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, a UN committee that monitors compliance with the Convention of the same name (CEDAW). The CEDAW Committee is notorious for pressuring countries to liberalize their laws on abortion. However, at yesterday's meeting, Hungary's representative called abortion "bad for women," and said that in the future, abortion will come to be seen the same way that "torture" is currently viewed in the area of human rights. The Committee has convened for its 33rd session to examine the progress reports of six countries including...
  • Promises to keep? (CEDAW)

    03/09/2005 10:38:26 AM PST · by madfly · 8 replies · 521+ views ^ | Mar. 7, 2005 | Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
    At Beijing +5, former first lady Hillary Clinton told the delegates and representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that the Beijing documents were “promises agreed to” and that those promises were both “a road map” and a “rallying cry.” Beijing +10 was to be the radical feminists’ finest hour –– the culmination of Mrs. Clinton’s prediction that “women’s rights” would become “human rights.”  She made it clear that “women’s rights” included abortion, “gender mainstreaming,” preferences and quotas. Yet, the timing of Beijing +10 couldn’t be worse for radical feminists.  They were counting on this conference to be the capstone of...
  • US Has Not Backed Down on Pro-Life Stance at UN Meeting

    03/04/2005 7:38:46 AM PST · by FlyLow · 24 replies · 382+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 3-4-05 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( - Notwithstanding inaccurate reports in major media, the U.S. delegation at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in New York has not dropped a contentious proposal to make clear that a key document on women's equality does not uphold a "right" to abortion. Spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Richard Grenell, told mid-afternoon Thursday New York time that the reports were wrong. "The situation is we have not decided what to do, and we are in discussions at the moment," Grenell said. The U.S. delegation earlier called for the draft of a...
  • US Draws Jeers for Abortion Comments at UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jeers and catcalls greeted the top U.S. delegate to a global women's conference on Friday as she stressed Washington's opposition to abortion and support for sexual abstinence and fidelity. After withdrawing an unpopular anti-abortion amendment from a key U.N. document, the United States joined in approving the declaration that reaffirmed a 150-page platform agreed 10 years ago at a landmark U.N. women's conference in Beijing. The final approval prompted cheers, applause and a standing ovation by some participants. However, top U.S. delegate Ellen Sauerbrey drew boos from the audience, which included some of the 6,000 activists...
  • UN Women’s Committee Pressuring Samoa to Legalize Abortion, Drop Fertility Rates

    02/04/2005 6:44:40 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 405+ views
    Life Site ^ | February 3, 2005
    NEW YORK, February 3, 2005 ( - At the United Nations, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is pushing the government of Samoa to legalize abortion and force more women out of their traditional family roles and into work and political life. CEDAW issued a press release January 24, in which it complained that, despite having set up a Ministry for Women’s Affairs, the role of married women in Samoan society was too traditional and mostly oriented towards family life. It said not enough women run for political office, and that abortion is still illegal despite...
  • Men Step Aside, The Rad-Fems Are Set To Win the Culture War

    01/13/2005 5:09:38 PM PST · by GMMAC · 71 replies · 1,434+ views / FreeRepublic ^ | January 5, 2005 | Carey Roberts
    Men Step Aside, The Rad-Fems Are Set To Win the Culture War January 5, 2005 by Carey Roberts If you want to understand the Culture War, you need to appreciate the ideology, methods, and goals of radical feminism. And to understand feminism, you must understand Marxist philosophy and the history of the Soviet Union. On this last point, I recommend Joshua Muravchik's highly-readable book, Heaven on Earth. Future historians will note the Culture War took an important turn in the November 2 elections. Sensing their political standing was on the wane, the Leftists decided to pull out all the...
  • Administration Chooses Anti-Feminist Group to Train Iraqi Women

    10/06/2004 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 16 replies · 721+ views
    One World ^ | Wed, Oct 06, 2004 | Jim Lobe
    The State Department has awarded an explicitly anti-feminist U.S. group part of a US$10 million grant to train Iraqi women in political participation and democracy. The group, the Washington-based Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), will help implement the administration’s “Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative,” along with a number of other groups that, unlike the IWF, have experience in international exchange and democracy-promotion activities, including the Meridian International Center, the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Recipients of the grants also include the Bangalore-based Art of Living Foundation, a volunteer organization that promotes yoga and other breathing exercises to...
  • A Primer Against Gay Marriage

    08/14/2004 4:49:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 1,247+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11AUG04 | Stephen Baskerville
    Peter Sprigg begins his new book on same-sex marriage, Outrage, with a paradox: Most Americans oppose it, "yet in terms of political action, the pro-family, pro-marriage majority has been strangely muted." Sprigg attributes this to a lack of intellectual ammunition and aims to remedy that deficiency with this book. He is certainly qualified to do so. Director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at the Family Research Council (FRC), Sprigg has also co-authored a more scholarly book published by FRC that assembles the scientific research on homosexuality. Some highlights of that research provide the factual foundation for...
  • Kerry's sister a 'secret weapon' of feminists

    07/26/2004 11:09:47 PM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 1,892+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/27/04 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    BOSTON -- Sen. John Kerry's sister assured a rally of feminist Democrats here yesterday that her brother will name several pro-choice justices to the Supreme Court if elected president.     "There are three things my brother is going to do when he's elected president," Peggy Kerry told a Boston event held yesterday at the Harvard Club by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Feminist Majority.     Mr. Kerry will restore $34 billion to the United Nation's population fund for family planning, she pledged, and the Democrat will make sure that "CEDAW," an international treaty to eliminate discrimination against women, is...
  • The Stalking Horse Named CEDAW - UN Feminist Agenda

    01/18/2004 6:34:14 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 376+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/16/2004 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    This week the UN is assessing various nations' compliance to CEDAW In ancient times, the men who hunted birds were called “fowlers.” One method they used was to hide behind their horses until they got close enough to capture their prey. That’s where we get our phrase, “stalking horse.” The horse out front is meant to deceive -- behind it, lurks an unseen threat. Today, there are yet fowlers among us. This week, at the United Nations, a group of fowlers from 23 nations are meeting to assess various nations’ progress on women’s issues. They are hiding behind a stalking...