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U.S.: Disability Community Must be Protected
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a bulletin to ensure that entities covered by civil rights authorities keep in mind their obligations under laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, and exercise of conscience and religion in HHS-funded programs, including in the provision of health care services during COVID-19. ...MORE

UN Women: Advancing Abortion in the Name of Equality
UN Women has been organizing events and initiatives to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, where despite intense pressure from the US delegation, led by then First Lady Hillary Clinton, abortion was not recognized as a so-called international human right in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995. UN Women is now working to go beyond Beijing in promotion of unfettered access to abortion. ...MORE

President Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Protect the Gift of Life
President Trump proclaimed today, January 22, 2020, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day declaring, “Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value.” ...MORE

Holy See, African Bishops, and Kenyan NGOs Object to UNFPA’s SRHR Summit in Nairobi
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the governments of Kenya and Denmark are hosting a conference—The Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25—marking the 25th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The conference has raised objections from the Holy See, bishops in Africa, and Christian organizations in Kenya over its promotion of abortion and other issues included under the broad banner of “sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)”. ...MORE

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