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Topics: CEDAW

Eliminating Poverty or Eliminating Children?



We are not alone in being suspicious of the United Nations when it comes to the life issues. Beginning with the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994, abortion advocates have been attempting to use the language of U.N. documents, as well as the statements of certain U.N. committees themselves–think the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)–to advance their agenda. There have been constant battles over …

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Out of Africa Comes a Cry for Help Against the Culture of Death



Arriving in the Philippines last January, Pope Francis warned his millions of listeners to resist “ideological colonization.” This destructive assault on families, the Pope continued, included efforts to “redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.” Africans, above all, know what he is talking about. After all, their continent has been the playground of Western imperialists for the past two centuries. Their …

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News from Latin America: How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



The new constitution equates “treaties” and “international human rights instruments” in ways that would make New York lobbyists proud. The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the ease of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and …

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How to Sell Out Your Country With Just One Word



13 October 2008 — Vol. 10/ No. 43 The second chapter of article 417 of the recently approved Constitution of Ecuador reads: “The international treaties ratified by Ecuador will be subject to the established tenets of the Constitution. In the case of treaties and other international human rights instruments, these principles will be understood to be pro-human, non-restricting of rights, of direct applicability and of open clause in the Constitution.” Notice how “international treaties” and …

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Stopping the Abortion Juggernaut



5 April 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 13 Dear Colleague, PRI is in the forefront of the fight in Latin America to protect Life.  Carlos Polo reports that, if the people have anything to say about it, abortion will remain illegal south of the border. Steven W. Mosher President      Stopping the Abortion Juggernaut After the partial legalization of abortion in Colombia, the international pro-death movement expected a domino effect throughout Latin America.  Monica Roa, …

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CEDAW Makes a Comeback



Now that the party of death has retaken control of Congress, battles over funding of embryonic stem cell research, chemical abortifacients, contraception, sex education, special privileges for homosexuals, and other such controversies will ensue over the next two years. The fight over an obscure international treaty could he just as important, if not more so, than these others even though few people have ever heard of CEDAW. CEDAW: The UN’s Dirty Secret The pompously named …

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CEDAW Makes a Comeback



9 February 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 6 Dear Colleague: CEDAW, like the ERA before it, is a threat to babies and families. Steven W. Mosher President CEDAW MAKES A COMEBACK Now that the party of death has retaken control of Congress, battles over funding of embryonic stem cell research, chemical abortifacients, contraception, sex education, special privileges for homosexuals, and other such controversies will ensue over the next two years.  The fight over an obscure international …

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News from Latin America: Working for Life in Latin America: What We Have Learned for 2007



Desensillar hasta que aclare (“get off and unsaddle your horse until it clears”) was the directive of Juan Domingo Perón, three times elected President of Argentina, to his followers in 1966. At that time, Perón was in the middle of his worst political situation. Everything was against him: he was exiled in Spain, his political party not only defeated but outlawed. Even mentioning his name in Argentina was prohibited in those days. However, Peron’s experience …

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