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U.N. Debate: Should Abortion Be Included in "The World We Want Beyond 2015?"
Great debate is taking place at the United Nations over inclusion of "reproductive rights"--interpreted to include access to abortion--in the new set of priorities for the world which is set to take effect on January 1, 2016 after the current eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015. ...MORE

Ireland Pressured by the HRC to Expand Access to Abortion
Ireland appeared before the Human Rights Committee (HRC) to present its fourth periodic report on compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and was pressured to expand access to abortion, despite silence of the treaty on the issue, and despite the fact that Ireland recently legalized abortion for life of the mother and threat of suicide exceptions. Some members of the HRC recommended that Ireland allow increased access to abortion. ...MORE

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Pro-Life Freedom of Speech
In a historic victory for pro-life Americans, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law banning pro-life sidewalk counseling outside abortion clinics. ...MORE

UN Treaty Body Tells El Salvador to Drop Ban on Abortion
The latest attack on a country’s protection of preborn children from the violence of abortion comes from the 52nd session of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) during review of El Salvador’s report. ...MORE

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