Carmel Nisha Pius Franco

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco


I’m Carmel and I am from India. I’m a Social Worker by education involved in full time Pro Life work. I’m a coworker with Sisters of Life and mostly involved in local Pro Life work doing Sidewalk counseling, Content Management etc. I manage projects of an Indian non profit organization called “UYIRKKURAL” (uyirkkural means ‘voice of life’).  I love book and movie recommendations, ideas and discussions on promoting Culture of Life, especially in India.


“Unwittingly, the feminists acknowledge the superiority of the male sex by wishing to become like men.”

“One thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God’s image and likeness. In this light, the assertion of de Beauvoir that ‘women produce nothing’ becomes particularly ludicrous.”
– Dr. Alice von Hildebrand


Why did I write to 167 Bishops of India?

I wrote to almost all the Bishops in India, including the office of the Nuncio. I had to write to all of them because there is just too much innocent blood flowing down the nation. This August 10th marks the 47th anniversary of legalized abortion in India. So far, the total estimate of children killed […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | August 3, 2018

One-Child Policy

UNMGCY jokes about Population Control and calls for One Child Policy

Eric Assoudrin of World Watch called for a more daring approach to promote One Child Policy in order to promote sustainable development. Cheered on by the moderator at a session, which took place at UN, he called for ‘political will’ to push one-child policy. In a side event organized by the UN Major Group for […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 24, 2018



As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humane Vitae even after all this time, the controversy around the document seems to have remained unsettled. Even a simple mention of the topic is enough to cause a brawl among Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The document is considered by some as an imposition of Church’s tyranny, ruling […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 20, 2018



“I cannot believe that salvation is based on the thermometer [a necessary tool of the rhythm method], or that damnation is based on rubber.” said Dr.Andre Hellegers, a French member in the Papal Commission for the Study of Problems relating to Population, Family and Birth in commenting about Humane Vitae in 1968. Not even a […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 16, 2018

Human Rights

World Population Day 2018 – Poor people do not have rights to a family

As I approached United Headquarters at NYC a woman approached me and handed over a brochure. She said “could you please sign a petition asking UN Secretary General to promote small family norm especially for the poor?” That was it. She picked the wrong person. While I was running late in my schedule for the […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 13, 2018


Two Planned Parenthood affiliates honored with Population Award at UN

The United Nations awarded two affiliates of Planned Parenthood with the Population Award last week at the ceremony at UN headquarters. Hosted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this award celebrates individuals and institutions for the ‘most outstanding work in increasing public awareness of population questions or to their solutions,’ including family planning and […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | July 2, 2018


NIFLA Vs Becerra – a big win for women in United States

“The answer to a crisis pregnancy is to eliminate the crisis and not the child.”  Jeannie W French Founder, National Women’s Coalition for Life This is the philosophy behind Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs): They exist to solve problems, and solve it in the right way. They do not corner women to make the horrible decision […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 29, 2018


Indian delegate at UN implies the Right to life of children with disability is at the mercy of the women’s choice

In a side event at the Conference of State Parties to the Convention of People with Disabilities (2018), sponsored by the permanent mission of India to United Nations, the Secretary of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities rephrased a crucial question concerning the Right to Life of persons with disabilities as depending on the […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 19, 2018

Human Rights

Eradicate Modern Slavery- The Santa Marta Group at UN

“We need to recognize that organized crime is precisely that: organized. We are not” spoke Sister Melissa Camarado throwing light onto the issue of human trafficking at the UN event sponsored by Holy See: The Santa Marta Group: Police and Religious Leaders Partnering to Eradicate Modern Slavery By Building Trust in Leadership, Action and Accountability. His Eminence […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | June 9, 2018


Cradle of Love – Remembering Brave Moms on Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is celebrated across cultures in some way or the other. Though highly commercialized, our culture seems to be in need of this day as it might be the only occasion for some moms to hear from their children. While families and organizations have their own way of celebrating this day, we do it […]

Carmel Nisha Pius Franco | May 18, 2018