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  • UNFPA-Too Young To Wed

    03/08/2014 4:27:24 PM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    UNFPA ^ | March 8,2014 | Staff
    These following media showcases are being funded by the UNFPA. I've looked high and low trying to determine what the "F" stood for in the acronym UNFPA but haven't had any luck on finding out what it means. It seems, efforts by the UN to stop child marriages is being undertaken. Click Here:Too Young To Wed Too Young To Wed
  • United Nations Calls Access to Birth Control a “Human Right”

    11/15/2012 7:28:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/14/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The United Nation’s Population Fund has issued an annual report describing access to birth control and contraception as a “universal human right” for “women and adolescents.” The is the first time the UN agency has labeled birth control a right, although the report is not legally binding on any nations and does not affect or alter the laws of any country in any way. Still, the declaration is a concern for pro-life advocates, who are worried it is the first step towards the United Nations attempting to make abortion an international right. In its report, the UNFPA also indicated it...
  • Republicans May Begin Campaign to Cut Pro-Abortion UNFPA Funding

    05/17/2011 8:40:14 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Republicans May Begin Campaign to Cut Pro-Abortion UNFPA Funding Washington, DC -- Republicans in Congress are looking to make more budget cuts and to give pro-life advocates another chance to make gains after the passage of bills that de-fund Planned Parenthood and stop direct taxpayer funding of abortions. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/17/republicans-may-begin-campaign-to-cut-pro-abortion-unfpa-funding/
  • Sex Toys on Display at the World Youth Conference

    09/03/2010 11:49:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Friday September 3, 2010 | Terrence McKeegan, J.D.
    Friday September 3, 2010 Sex Toys on Display at the World Youth Conference By Terrence McKeegan, J.D.   LEON, MEXICO, Sept. 3, 2010 (C-FAM) - Last week at the World Youth Conference, organized primarily by the Mexican government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the main event for most of the estimated 5000 "participants" was the Interactive Global Forum, a massive expo with hundreds of booths and exhibits.  A tour of the booths revealed what passes for "age-appropriate" sexual education in some UN circles.Because the venue for the World Youth Conference had considerably more exhibit space than most...
  • Girl Scouts Go Wild

    03/22/2010 8:26:13 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 694+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Girls Scouts Go Wild Malcolm A. Kline, March 22, 2010 While Girl Scouts around the country went door to door selling cookies, their national representatives were trying to explain a sex brochure distributed at a UN meeting the GSA was represented at. “As to their claim that the brochure might have been left in the room by a previous organizational user, the Friday Fax looked into the question of who used the room prior to the Girl Scouts at 4:00 pm on March 1,” Terrence McKeegan reported in a weekly communication sent out by the Catholic Family and Human Rights...
  • Senate Omnibus Funds Planned Parenthood, UNFPA, Ditches Abstinence

    12/11/2009 3:32:33 PM PST · by julieee · 2 replies · 303+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Omnibus Funds Planned Parenthood, UNFPA, Ditches Abstinence Washington, DC -- The omnibus spending bill the Senate will consider this weekend could pave the way for funding abortions in the nation's capital for the first time in 13 years. There are other winners and losers in the legislation -- with Planned Parenthood and the UNFPA dining at the Congressional trough. http://www.lifenews.com/nat5768.html
  • Despite disavowal of radical sex ed guide, UNFPA continues activist training

    09/06/2009 1:33:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 445+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Berlin, Germany, Sep 5, 2009 | CNA
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Despite disavowal of radical sex ed guide, UNFPA continues activist training UNFPA director Thoroya Obaid Berlin, Germany, Sep 5, 2009 / 05:18 pm (CNA).- While criticism has caused the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to pull its name from a graphic sex ed guide, the organization has just completed a conference in Berlin to train 400 activists to demand countries fund and provide similar programs and abortions.The Non-Governmental Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development met from September 2-4. The German government co-sponsored the forum with the UNFPA.Wendy Wright, president for Concerned Women of America, and Samantha...
  • U.N. Population Agency Receives $50 Million In Taxpayer Money

    07/03/2009 6:25:49 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 1 replies · 239+ views
    CNSNews.Com ^ | July 3, 2009 | Christopher Neefus
    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) received $50 million from the United States government this year, despite its involvement in China, where the government's population program, according to the U.S. State Department, includes a "coercive birth limitation policy" that in some cases results "in forced abortion or forced sterilization."
  • Peruvian Government Shelves Investigation into Massive Forced Sterilizations of Indigenous Women

    06/19/2009 1:12:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 653+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/19/09 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    LIMA, June 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Peru's government has decided to end its investigation against former health officials for thousands of forced sterilizations carried out during the late 1990s, under president Alberto Fujimori.Human rights organizations have thoroughly documented evidence that women were physically coerced, threatened, tricked, and enticed with economic incentives during the implementation of the program, which sterilized a total of approximately 400,000 Peruvian women in just two years, 1997 and 1998, with the help of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).The coercive actions of program officials have been tied to pressure from the Peruvian government to meet...
  • New Approach to Abortion ... at UN: “Motherhood and Apple Pie”

    05/28/2009 8:02:49 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies · 586+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | May 28, 2009 | By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    Thursday May 28, 2009 New Approach to Abortion Rights at UN: “Motherhood and Apple Pie” By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.NEW YORK, NY, May 28,2009 (C-FAM) Abortion rights advocates at the United Nations (UN) are pursuing a new approach – one that avoids mention of abortion, promotes a right to maternal health, and seeks to enforce “reproductive rights” norms among UN member States.The reason for the shift seems to be an increased confidence among activists and UN officials that they have secured or are close to securing a new international right to abortion. According to statements by the Center for Reproductive Rights...
  • Commentary: Obama Supports Kidnapping

    05/07/2009 8:39:51 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies · 430+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | Commentary by Steven W. Mosher
    Thursday May 7, 2009 Commentary: Obama Supports Kidnapping Commentary by Steven W. Mosher, President, Population Research Institute (PRI) May 7, 2009 (PRI) - Our own Colin Mason is back from China. His week-long undercover investigation revealed fresh abuses in China's One-Child policy and new proof of the U.N. Population Fund's complicity in these abuses. Remember that the UNFPA has been in China since 1979, helping the Beijing authorities to implement their program. Colin visited three counties where the U.N. Population Fund claims to run "voluntary" family planning programs, and found that they were anything but. What struck me about...
  • Obama Admin Announces $50 Million for Pro-Abortion UNFPA

    03/26/2009 2:25:33 PM PDT · by julieee · 15 replies · 610+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 26, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The check may have already been in the mail, but the Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is sending $50 million to the UNFPA. That's the UN population agency that has been criticized for promoting abortion and working closely with Chinese population control officials. In China, the enforcement of the coercive one-child rule has resulted in forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other human rights abuses. Research from the United States and British governments, along with the group Population Research International, has shown UNFPA officials working side-by-side their Chinese colleagues and going as far as sharing the same...
  • Obama Admin Sends UN Population Fund $50 Million, Abortion Backers Want More

    03/18/2009 2:26:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 620+ views
    Life News ^ | 3/18/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The American economy is in turmoil but the Obama administration sent a $50 million check yesterday to the United Nations Population Fund. That's the pro-abortion group that has been accused of supporting and working in concert with Chinese family planning officials.There, the Chinese population control program has relied on forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations and other human rights abuses to enforce its rule that most couples may have no more than one child.The Bush administration had withheld the funds because of the UNFPA-China population control program ties, but Obama signed a bill reversing those limits and...
  • Senate Defeats Vote to Stop Funding UNFPA-Forced Abortions

    03/05/2009 12:30:21 PM PST · by julieee · 5 replies · 513+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 5, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment that would have stopped the sending of taxpayer funds to the United Nations Population Fund. That's the UN agency that has been found to have supported the Chinese population control program that relies on forced abortions and sterilizations. The Senate voted 55-39 against the amendment, with a handful of Democrats joining most Republicans in voting pro-life for it.
  • Clinton under fire for softening human rights stand with China

    02/26/2009 3:04:43 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 329+ views
    christianexaminer.com ^ | February 26, 2009
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On her first trip to China as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton downplayed the Asia giant's human rights record and instead emphasized concerns over global warming and the world economy. Virginia Republican Congressman Frank R. Wolf has drafted a stinging letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chiding her for diminishing the importance of human rights when dealing with China. Clinton, while stopping in Seoul, South Korea as part of a four-country tour to Asia, told reporters Feb. 20 that other issues were more pressing than human rights. “Successive administrations and Chinese governments have been poised...
  • Democrats Block Move to Stop UNFPA-Forced Abortion Funding

    02/25/2009 8:53:08 AM PST · by julieee · 243+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Democratic Party leaders in the House of Representatives shut down an attempt by a leading pro-life congressman to fix a budget bill that authorizes funding to a group that has supported forced abortions in China. Rep. Chris Smith hoped to amend the omnibus budget bill to strip UNFPA funding.
  • Dems Seek to Restore, Increase Funding to Pro-Abortion UNFPA

    02/24/2009 9:03:44 AM PST · by julieee · 2 replies · 291+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 23, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Congressional Democrats have unveiled their new omnibus spending bill that will fund federal government programs through the Autumn months. The measure, H.R. 1105, contains language that would restore the money President Bush withheld from the UNFPA because of its abortion activities. Sending taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has been controversial because the group both advocates for abortion and has been involved in China's population control program.
  • United Nations Population Fund Leader Says Family Breakdown is a Triumph for Human Rights

    02/03/2009 5:07:11 PM PST · by MountainLoop · 42 replies · 1,425+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | February 3, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    A leader in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has declared that the breakdown of traditional families, far from being a “crisis,” is actually a triumph for human rights. Speaking at a colloquium held last month at Colegio Mexico in Mexico City, UNFPA representative Arie Hoekman denounced the idea that high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births represent a social crisis, claiming that they represent instead the triumph of “human rights” against “patriarchy.” "In the eyes of conservative forces, these changes mean that the family is in crisis," he said. "In crisis? More than a crisis, we are in the...
  • UN family planning agency looks to new US funding

    01/28/2009 2:37:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 319+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 1/27/2009
    he U.N. family planning agency could see the United States pay at least 10 percent of its budget following U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to restore funding, the agency's head said on Tuesday. Obama announced the decision on Friday, reversing a policy of his predecessor George W. Bush, who banned U.S. government funding for family planning services by clinics or groups that offered abortion services or counseling in other countries. The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) says its does not promote or support abortion. But Bush ended funding for it in 2002, saying it supported a one-child-per-family policy in China that...
  • Obama Pledges to Fund Pro-Abortion UNFPA After Killing Mexico City Policy

    01/26/2009 4:10:11 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 1,129+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 26, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Now that President Barack Obama has fulfilled his promise to overturn the Mexico City Policy and fund groups that promote and perform abortions in other countries, he is laying out additional pro-abortion plans. In his statement accompanying his executive order, Obama says UNFPA funding is next.Funding United Nations Population Fund has long been a controversial topic and President Bush annually withheld the $40 million in taxpayer dollars the UN group had typically received.He did so because a State Department investigation found the agency was working hand-in-hand with Chinese officials who instituted its one-child population control policy.The...
  • Barack Obama Pledges to Fund Pro-Abortion UNFPA

    01/26/2009 9:06:51 AM PST · by julieee · 11 replies · 486+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 26, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Now that President Barack Obama has fulfilled his promise to overturn the Mexico City Policy and fund groups that promote and perform abortions in other countries, he is laying out additional pro-abortion plans. In his statement accompanying his executive order, Obama says UNFPA funding is next. Funding United Nations Population Fund has long been a controversial topic and President Bush annually withheld the $40 million in taxpayer dollars the UN group had typically received. He did so because a State Department investigation found the agency was working hand-in-hand with Chinese officials who instituted its one-child population control...
  • Planned Parenthood (and others) Seek Bailout $$$

    01/17/2009 8:10:44 PM PST · by GVnana · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Stop the Bailout for Planned Parenthood Abortion groups have submitted their 50 page proposal to the Obama-Biden transition team. At the top of the list? More taxpayer dollars for abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood. How much more? Over 1.5 billion dollars more! The Abortion Bailout Package: * $1 BILLION dollars in taxpayer funding for International Abortion Groups * $700 million in taxpayer funding for “Title X” Health Clinics (aka your local Planned Parenthood affiliate) * $65 million for the UNFPA, an international aid organization connected to coercive abortion as part of China’s coercive one-child policy * Repeal the Hyde Amendment...
  • Does the World Need a Global Population Control Agency?

    12/13/2008 12:53:02 PM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 666+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/13/2008 | By Steven Mosher
    The idea of controlling human fertility deserves to be as thoroughly discredited as Marxist-Leninism, and for the same reason: It is at heart a philosophy of state coercion.
  • New Videos Help Show How Obama Would Fund Forced Abortions Via UNFPA

    12/02/2008 5:07:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Life News ^ | November 30, 2008 | Steven Mosher and Colin Mason
    We are entering a challenging time for the pro-life movement. Barack Obama will soon take office and, if his rhetoric is any guide, he is determined to overturn existing pro-life policies and promote abortion both at home and abroad. Specifically, Obama has promised the abortion movement that he will refund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Over the years, this United Nations agency has been implicated in horrible human rights abuses in country after country. From China to Peru, from Vietnam to North Korea, we at PRI have documented how the UNFPA has been complicit in forced abortion and sterilization...
  • Rep. Maloney: Obama to resume funding of U.N. program implicated in forced abortions

    11/14/2008 1:53:49 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies · 548+ views
    CNA ^ | NOvember 14, 2008
    Rep. Carolyn Maloney / President-elect Barack Obama Washington DC, Nov 14, 2008 / 06:26 am (CNA).- Supporters of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are confident that President-elect Barack Obama will reverse the Bush administration’s 2002 decision to stop the $40 million it received in U.S. funding. The policy was instated because of UNFPA’s support for China’s one-child policy, which includes coercive abortion practices.Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D – N.Y.) said the funding will be approved by the Democratic majority Congress. Her comments came while speaking Wednesday at a press conference at the National Press Club where the 2008 U.N....
  • Obama Would Fund Forced Abortions if UNFPA Money Restored

    11/12/2008 8:54:35 AM PST · by julieee · 22 replies · 501+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 12, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Incoming president Barack Obama is considered very likely to restore funding to the UNFPA soon after he takes office in January. However, a group that has been the top monitor of the UN agency says Obama would be forcing taxpayers to fund a group involved in forced abortions if he does.
  • Former Director of Pro-Abortion "Catholic" Group Backs Barack Obama

    02/18/2008 4:09:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 23 replies · 99+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/18/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The former director of a pro-abortion group that claims to be Catholic has endorsed Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the race. Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics for a Free Choice, responded to a Huffington Post editorial by Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem and others endorsing Hillary Clinton. Kissling admitted that there is little difference between the pro-abortion policies both Democratic candidates would advance as president, and the judges they would appoint to keep abortion legal another 35 years. "I believe in the nitty gritty of a day-to-day legislative agenda, there will...
  • Why a new president may slow population growth

    01/14/2008 2:24:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 36 replies · 72+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 14, 2008 | David R. Francis
    If a Democratic president enters the White House about a year from now, some experts in family planning anticipate a boon for mankind: a greater effort by the United States government to restrain world population growth. As it is, when a baby born today enters kindergarten, the number of people in the world will have grown by more than 300 million. That's on top of the 6.7 billion individuals alive today. That four-year population-growth projection is comparable to the 303 million people now living in the US – the third most populous nation in the world after China and India....
  • UNICEF Sponsors Campaign Promoting Abortion, Claims to Help Women

    10/04/2007 4:23:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/4/07 | Samantha Singson
    LifeNews.com Note: Samantha Singson writes for the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, a pro-life group that lobbies at the United Nation. This editorial originally appear in the group's Friday Fax publication. A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form. Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of...
  • UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion

    10/07/2007 6:35:39 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 4 replies · 267+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 4, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    UNICEF Among Sponsors of New Campaign Promoting Abortion US, Canadian government development agencies among participants in campaign By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, October 4, 2007 (C-FAM.org) - A new global initiative was launched by various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in New York last week that includes a call for legal abortion. Among the sponsors of the initiative called "Deliver Now for Women and Children" is the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), a UN agency that persistently denies they support abortion in any way, shape, or form.  Marketed as a campaign to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...
  • US Government Delegation at United Nations Scolds UN Agency for Promoting Abortion

    09/15/2007 8:03:40 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 149+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    US Government Delegation at United Nations Scolds UN Agency for Promoting Abortion By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, September 13, 2007 (C-FAM.org) - The US delegation to the UN sharply scolded a top UN official this week for perpetuating the falsehood that there is a new UN mandated global goal related to "sexual and reproductive health." The exchange came during the Executive Board meeting of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The US also criticized UNFPA's promotion of abortion. UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid was presenting UNFPA's strategic plan and its proposed global and regional programs. In her report Obaid claimed "The...
  • Democrat Dominated US Senate Votes to Resume Funding to International Abortion Agencies

    09/15/2007 7:59:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 11 replies · 516+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Democrat Dominated US Senate Votes to Resume Funding to International Abortion Agencies President Bush has warned he would veto any attempts to fund abortion By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman WASHINGTON, September 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)--The US Senate voted last week to resume funding to international groups that conduct abortions, rejecting the "Mexico City policy" that disallows such funding. Although the Bush administration hasn't made a formal statement about the measure, president Bush has publicly warned the Democratic leadership in the Congress that he will veto any attempts to fund abortion. "After witnessing their good sense on the Kemp-Kasten provision, I am extremely...
  • For Sixth Year in a Row Bush Denies Funding to United Nations Population Fund

    09/15/2007 7:55:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 20 replies · 825+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    For Sixth Year in a Row Bush Denies Funding to United Nations Population Fund Democrats almost defeat Kemp-Kasten Amendment that has prohibited such funding By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman WASHINGTON, September 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)--White house Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte announced last week that the Bush Administration would deny funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for a sixth year in a row, on the grounds that the program cooperates with forced abortion and sterilization in China. The decision follows a congressional vote narrowly approving the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, a measure that prohibits funding for coercive population control programs.  The...
  • Top UN Official Sadik Praises Efforts to Throw the Vatican Out of the UN

    09/09/2007 8:33:58 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 13 replies · 596+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    Top UN Official Sadik Praises Efforts to Throw the Vatican Out of the UN Fits with her long tenure at the UN - No comment from current UN Secretary General By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, September 6, 2007 (C-FAM.org) - A top advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made what can only be seen as a major diplomatic blunder in an article published recently. In the article Nafis Sadik, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS, praised the campaign to have the Vatican stripped of its UN Observer status and effectively kicked out of the UN General Assembly....
  • Former Head of UN Population Fund Reveals Longstanding Alliance with Catholics for a Free Choice

    08/31/2007 7:35:43 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 254+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 31, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    Former Head of UN Population Fund Reveals Longstanding Alliance with Catholics for a Free Choice Says Catholic Church Prior to John Paul II was Easier to Work With - "With the passing of Pope Paul VI, everything became much harder" By John-Henry Westen NEW YORK, August 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During her 14 years at the helm of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nafis Sadik always denied the organization's abortion advocacy even in the face of overwhelming evidence.  She did not directly name her pro-life enemies nor did she reveal her allies in the battle to establish a global...
  • Julio Severo Interview - Part 1

    08/28/2007 7:10:46 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 149+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 28, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Julio Severo Interview - Part 1 Severo tells how he became involved in pro-life and how Brazil has been changed since the late 1980s By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman See introductory story at http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/aug/07082811.html SAO PAULO, August 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com)LifeSiteNews.com: How long have you been involved in pro-life and pro-family work?  How did you get started? Julio Severo: My first contact with the pro-life message was through publications from Last Days Ministries, in 1986. Through them I learned about Americans Against Abortion (a branch of Last Days Ministries). Before, I supported abortion in cases of rape and risk of life. Later,...
  • Trickery and Deception Pushed Abortion-Promoting Maputo Plan Through African Union

    08/25/2007 9:56:50 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 217+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 23, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    Trickery and Deception Pushed Abortion-Promoting Maputo Plan Through African Union AU heads of state have never actually approved document; re-opening of discussion disallowed By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, August 23, 2007 (C-FAM.org) - In recent months abortion advocates have championed a document called the Maputo Plan of Action[2] as a regional victory in Africa in their work to achieve a universal right to abortion. While proponents of the Maputo Plan of Action present the document as a consensus document of the African Union (AU) the truth is far different. High level government officials have told the Friday Fax that AU...
  • UNFPA Proposes New Global Campaign to Push Reproductive Health/Abortion

    08/11/2007 9:36:59 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 1 replies · 385+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 10, 2007 | Samantha Singson
    UNFPA Proposes New Global Campaign to Push Reproductive Health/Abortion By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, August 10, 2007 (C-FAM) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has assessed the various regions of the world and despite differences in local circumstances, proposes that the solution is the spread of "reproductive health services," a phrase that is used by UN agencies and committees as synonymous with abortion. UNFPA recently released a proposal for a comprehensive four-year, $224 million advocacy strategy aimed at supporting and raising "awareness of reproductive rights." Claiming "the right to reproductive health applies to all people at all times," the...
  • House Democrats Pass Contraceptive Aid Funding for Developing Countries

    06/22/2007 7:30:07 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 293+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | June 22, 2007 | Hilary White
    WASHINGTON, June 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Democrats in the US House of Representatives lifted a prohibition yesterday on allowing government donations of abortifacient and other contraceptives to abortion-promoting foreign aid organizations. President Bush has twice said he will veto any legislation that weakens protection for life in the Mexico City Policy. The policy dates to the Reagan administration and prohibits any funding for any purpose to abortion providers in developing countries. The amendment passed by a vote of 223-201, with 207 Democrats and 16 Republicans voting to allow the contraceptive funding. Rep. Nita Lowey, the New York Democrat who wrote...
  • Kinder, Gentler Genocide in Mongolia

    07/28/2006 6:34:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 333+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 07.28.06 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Dear Colleague: The extinguishing of a people does not have to be done with troops or death camps. Isn't it genocide to indoctrinate into the contraceptive mentality the youth of a small nation with a low birthrate? Kinder, Gentler Genocide in Mongolia, Joseph A. D'Agostino It is often useful to examine the front page of a major newspaper or home page of a website just to see what is being presented and how. Watching solely the front page of a major newspaper could, over time, tell you the most important biases and lies in which that newspaper engages. Similarly, watching...
  • Pakistani Nurse Raped for Refusing to Perform Abortions

    02/27/2006 5:13:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 1,659+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/27/06 | Gudrun Schultz
    MATTRAI, Pakistan, February 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A young woman was raped by three men in retribution for refusing to perform illegal abortions in a rural community in the western Punjab last Wednesday.Rubina Kousar, 26, worked as a nurse in the Mattrai health center. She refused to carry out abortions on two women, reported the Telegraph, despite six months of constant pressure from the women’s families.“In the past our staff have been subjected to this type of victimization for refusing to carry out illegal abortions, but they have not raised their voices for fear of retribution,” said Riaz Hussein,...
  • United Nations Supports China's Population Program with Another $27 Million

    02/03/2006 6:40:23 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 238+ views
    Lifsite ^ | February 2, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    NEW YORK, February 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The executive board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last week approved the sixth UNFPA programme of assistance to China, totalling $27 million over five years. Last September, the United States denied, for the fourth straight year, funding to the UN agency over its support of China's coercive population program. US law prohibits the country from contributing to any organization that participates in coercive abortion - a practice widely acknowledged in Communist-ruled China. Independent investigations have found evidence of UNFPA's collusion in the coercive Chinese program. A recent Amnesty International report (...
  • Is the Teaching of the Encyclical Humanae Vitae Taught and Practiced in the Church? (Japan)

    10/30/2005 8:54:38 PM PST · by dsc · 8 replies · 324+ views
    Humanae Vitae Research Institute ^ | 1998 | Fr. John A. Nariai
    However, in March of that very same year Japan Bishops' Conference had sent a memorandum to Rome. Obviously it was the answer to the enquiry conducted by the Papal Commission on Family, which was established in 1963 during Vat II by Pope John XXIII to consider problems of family, population, and birth-rate. It was continued under Pope Paul VI and came to consist of cardinals, bishops, population experts, physicians, married couples. I was able to obtain a copy of this memorandum. It is written in impeccable Latin but its content is not without fault. In it, the Japanese bishops said...
  • China Lawyers Call for Release of Activist Against Forced Abortions

    09/27/2005 7:31:48 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 1 replies · 364+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | 28 September 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Beijing, China (LifeNews.com) -- Chinese attorneys are risking their own freedom by pressing for the release of an activist against forced abortions detained by local officials in the eastern Chinese city of Linyi. They have released an open letter calling for authorities to release Chen Guangcheng, who has been under house arrest for the last month after exposing the brutal forced abortion and sterilization tactics of population control officials. The letter comes at a time when Chen may be charged with passing on government secrets because of an interview he conducted with Time magazine about the scandal. Chen said that...
  • UNFPA Denied U.S. Funds for Fourth Year

    09/19/2005 7:38:08 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 431+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 20 September 2005
    WASHINGTON, September 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The White House has once again denied the controversial United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) financial backing – for the fourth year running, despite assurances from the UNFPA that it is not involved in coercive abortion in China. The UNFPA would normally receive $34 million; instead, $25 million will be redirected to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). US law prohibits the country from contributing to any organization that participates in coercive abortion – a practice widely acknowledged in Communist-ruled China. Despite alleging that they have no participation in this practice – as a...
  • UNFPA demands abortion for girls as young as 10

    07/27/2005 5:34:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | 28 July 2005
    Two recent publications circulating at the United Nations demonstrate a growing focus on young people as a way of advancing the abortion agenda. The reports, one by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and another by a radical lobby group, both call for a greater focus on the "sexual and reproductive" rights of youth, a term that UN agencies frequently misinterpret as including abortion. Youth are defined in the UNFPA report as "aged 10 to 24 years." UNFPA's report, entitled "The Case for Investing in Young People as part of a National Poverty Reduction Strategy," states that "UNFPA's mandate [is]...
  • The UN Population Controllers Target One of the Last Pro-Family Christian Nations, The Philippines

    07/17/2005 8:17:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,310+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 07.15.05 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Dear Colleague:   Once again the Philippines, a country with a living Christian culture, is under attack for having too many children.  The population controllers are attempting to impose a two-child policy on the relatively pro-life, pro-family Filipinos, who now average less than three children.  But Filipinos and Americans of Filipino descent are organizing and, at the endof this article, there is a way to help them.   Steven W. MosherPresident PRI Weekly Briefing15 July 2005Vol. 7 / No. 27   Population Controllers Target One of the Last Pro-Family Christian NationsBy Joseph A. D'Agostino The Philippines is one of the last...
  • For the UN and the European Union, the Enfant Terible Is in Rome

    07/07/2005 8:21:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 992+ views
    Chiesa.com ^ | July 7, 2005 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, July 7, 2005 – The Organization of the United Nations turned 60 years old at the end of June. But the administration of George W. Bush celebrated this in its own way: for the fourth year in a row, it denied payment of the 34 million dollars previously given to the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The reason: the anti-life policies that the UNFPA finances in China, supporting male and female sterilization and forced abortion for handicapped and excess children. With the 34 million dollars that it has saved, the Bush administration will finance medical assistance programs for...
  • EU calls for abortion in new global UN document

    06/09/2005 5:35:42 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 5 replies · 313+ views
    New York, Jun. 09 (C-fam.org/CWNews.com) - With a draft outcome document having been presented to countries this Monday, negotiations over the United Nations' Millennium+5 Summit are intensifying. Now the Council of the European Union has released a document strongly supporting the integration of veiled references to legalized abortion in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and vowing to promote this agenda at September's summit. On May 24, the EU released its "Council conclusions: Accelerating progress towards achieving the millennium development goals." The document outlines the EU's "positions and specific commitments" regarding the summit's outcome. The summit will review progress on the...
  • Exploding the Myth of the Population Bomb

    06/04/2005 2:07:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 67 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | 6/3/05 | Matt C. Abbot
    During the last three decades, the issue of overpopulation - or perceived overpopulation - has been discussed in various capacities. The primary instigators of these discussions have been the radical environmentalists, the radical animal rights activists, and certain wealthy elites in our Western society. All of these groups more or less assert that human beings are destroying the planet. There are too many of us, they say. Hence, we must utilize “family planning” (read: abortion, contraception, sterilization), even in a coercive manner, to limit the number of people born into the world. As a result of this elitist, anti-life mentality,...