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Topics: Center for Reproductive Rights

Chile’s Constitutional Court Approves Bill Legalizing Abortion



A bill legalizing abortion in cases of rape, fetal disability, and life of the mother was upheld yesterday by Chile’s constitutional court, effectively securing the legalization of abortion in the South American country. It is widely expected that Chilean Socialist President Michelle Bachelet will sign the bill into law. In a last-ditch effort to block the bill, eleven senators from the opposition Chile Vamos party had challenged the abortion bill on August 2nd, petitioning the constitutional court …

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United Nations Human Rights Committee Pressures Ireland to Legalize Abortion



A recent decision handed down by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) has once again condemned Ireland for maintaining laws that protect the right to life for the unborn. The decision is now the second time in the last year that the CCPR has attempted to intervene on Ireland’s national sovereignty, pressuring the country to legalize abortion. The New York-based abortion advocacy law group, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), petitioned the CCPR on …

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Honduran Lawmakers Resist Pressure from UN, Abortion Activists to Legalize Abortion



Last week, Honduran lawmakers resisted significant pressure from the United Nations, the European Union, and pro-abortion nongovernmental organizations to legalize abortion. A proposal seeking to legalize abortion in cases of rape, fetal disability, and risks to life of the mother was initiated by foreign independent advisors from Spain contracted by the Honduran government to help lawmakers revise the nation’s Penal Code. The proposal came as the Honduran National Congress undertakes the first major comprehensive revision …

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North Dakota Judge Strikes Down State Pro-Life Laws



North Dakota is known for sub-zero temperatures and the Bakken oil field, which is helping America to achieve energy independence. But it is also one of the most pro-life states in the nation, a state where nearly all Republicans—and even most Democrats—are in favor of protecting life because they believe that abortion is morally wrong. Just last year the state legislature—in an impressive display of bipartisanship—quietly passed a series of sound, commonsense laws intended to …

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Another U.N. Committee Runs Amuck



Believe it or not, the 10-member UN Committee Against Torture will spend the next two days, May 5-6, 2014, attacking the Catholic Church and its teachings. It’s not as if we haven’t been warned. Last January, the chairwoman of another UN committee, this one the Committee on the Rights of the Child, “demanded” that the Holy See change Catholic doctrine to accept gay marriage, abortion, contraception, etc., because the current position of the Church supposedly …

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From the Countries



Planned Parenthood Facility Director Has Change of Heart: Joins Pro-Life Group In a remarkable turn of events Abby Johnson, from Bryan, Texas, quit her job as director of the local Planned Parenthood clinic and joined Coalition for Life. In an interview with KBTX TV Johnson credits her conversion to witnessing an ultrasound of an abortion in progress. Worried by Planned Parenthood’s response to the recession (“Abortion is where the money is. Perform more of them.”), …

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YouTube Censors PRI Investigative Video



Front Royal, VA, 07/02/08 – YouTube.com, in what the Population Research Institute (PRI) is calling a case of blatant censorship, has removed a video from its website for the sole reason that it criticizes a pro-abortion journalist.The video, edited and posted by the Catholic News Agency, shows PRI affiliate Carlos Polo in conversation with pro-abortion activist Eve Reinhardt. Reinhardt had obtained an interview with Polo by assuring him that she was impartial and balanced. Polo, …

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News from Latin America: “The Decency Gap” Unmasked: Pro-Abortion Documentary Intended to Overturn Mexico City Policy



[N.B. The Decency Gap website was taken down not long after this story first broke. Check www.pop.org for updates.] Population Research Institute has unmasked the real intentions of filmmaker Eve Reinhardt and her Multimedia Project “The Decency Gap.” Although Reinhardt claims that the documentary will be unbiased, PRI discovered that its real aim is to restore U.S. funding to groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and build support for legalizing abortion in poor countries. …

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