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Date: 4/30/2019
U.S. Maligned at UN over Concern for Unborn in Conflict Zones
During debate on a U.N. Security Council resolution on sexual violence in conflict— S/RES/2467 —sponsored by Germany, the U.S. held to its Protecting Life in Global Assistance Policy and insisted that the term "sexual and reproductive health" be eliminated from the text owing to its interpretation by many in the U.N. system to include access to abortion.

Date: 4/19/2019
South Korea: Court, with UN Prodding, Seeks Legalized Abortion
The Constitution Court in South Korea ruled that the 1953 ban on abortion, except in cases of rape, incest or risk to health, must be changed by the National Assembly by December 2020 to partially allow access to abortion in the first trimester in a challenge brought by female doctor prosecuted for performing 70 illegal abortions over a four-year time period.

Date: 3/21/2019
March 21, World Down Syndrome Day
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a date that symbolizes the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome, and is a day to raise awareness, celebrate individuals around the world who have Down syndrome, and honor their inherent value and contributions to society.

Date: 2/28/2019
UK: Committee Questions Abortion Law in N. Ireland
The Women and Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament held its final session examining Northern Ireland’s abortion law.

Date: 2/5/2019
Pope Francis Calls on Politicians to Defend the Unborn, the Foundation of the Common Good
Pope Francis emphasized the need to protect unborn children from abortion calling abortion “a grave problem” that undermines the foundation for “the building of justice, compromising the correct solution of any other human and social issue.”

Date: 1/31/2019
Abortion until Birth Passed in New York, Tabled in Virginia
2019 began with pro-abortion activists in left-leaning states launching aggressive campaigns to declare abortion legal with no restrictions on access as they fear a newly conservative U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the 1973 rulings that made abortion legal.

Date: 12/10/2018
Human Rights Day: Pope Francis Calls for Action to Protect the Unborn
Pope Francis sent a message today, Human Rights Day, to an international conference in Rome on human rights—“Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Achievements, Omissions, Negations”—with words that apply to the world and especially to policy makers.

Date: 11/30/2018
Ireland: Pro Life Lawmakers Defend Pro-Life Position
Debate in Ireland’s Dáil Éireann is increasingly filled with intolerance for the pro-life position and the right of conscience by lawmakers as debate on amendments to the government’s bill to legalize abortion takes place.

Date: 10/30/2018
Human Rights Committee-Countries Must Provide Abortion
The Human Rights Committee formally adopted General Comment (GC) no. 36 on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on the right to life and tells countries that they must provide abortion.

Date: 10/11/2018
Pope Francis: Thou shall not kill ‘innocent budding life’
Yesterday, Pope Francis gave one of his strongest statements against abortion to date during the General Audience during which he reflected on the 5th Commandment: ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’, and challenged common arguments used to support the violence of abortion.

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