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Abortion

The Rise of Pro-Life

We are now living in a time where 56% of Americans believe abortion to be morally wrong. This is up substantially from 1995, where only 33% of Americans polled would identify as pro-life. So what has caused such a rise in the pro-life movement? Many different people have many different theories on why Americans have […]

Jordan Mabe | December 28, 2018
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Human Rights

Moral Leadership and the Age of Trump

The way a person leads affects the morality and actions of his or her followers, both intentionally and unintentionally. On a flight to Albuquerque Sunday, October 21, a man named Bruce Alexander was arrested because he allegedly touched a woman’s breasts on the flight. According to ABC News, Alexander defended himself with the phrase, “the […]

Sarah Jackson | October 25, 2018
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Human Rights

Can Homelessness End In a Decade?

The problem of homelessness has always existed, but in recent years it has only seemed to grow. Indeed, according to a BBC article, homelessness has steadily risen for the past seven years. However, England has decided to care for the less fortunate and do something about homelessness. The article, published August 12, said England’s government […]

Sarah Jackson | August 15, 2018
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Christianity

The Hope of Redemption

To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not […]

Abigail Long | August 9, 2018
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Christianity

International AIDS Conference: Two Sides to the Story, but Where is the Truth?

The International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is like an unkempt braid. There are three distinct stories intertwined in an effort to resemble a whole, yet the individual strands are still evident. The first story is the one made up of “marginalized groups” advocates, which include “sex workers,” transgender individuals, “men who have sex with men” […]

Abigail Long | August 9, 2018
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Abortion

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
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United Nations

President Trump called a “Road Bump” at the United Nations: People are Not Obstacles & Other Reflections on the Humanity Around Us

The most uncouth criticism of an individual that I have heard at the United Nations in my time there this summer was spoken during the opening session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on July 9 at the United Nations headquarters. This criticism came from Mr. Alex Steffen, a “planetary futurist”1, “eco-crusader,”2 […]

Abigail Long | July 26, 2018
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Human Rights

People are Dying While You Promote Your Agenda: A Plea to Address True Need

Two things have shocked me recently at the United Nations (UN): the stark reality of urgent need around the world, and the absolute determination of interest groups to push their agenda no matter the cost or context. How is climate change related to gender equality, or menstrual health to a sustainable environment? You would be […]

Abigail Long | July 24, 2018
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Bioethics

Diagnosing Life: Who Makes the Cut?

“The uncertainties of life find no refuge at its beginnings.” -Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine1 (italics added) Recently the United Nations Headquarters hosted the 11th session of the Conference of State Parties (COSP11) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). I was able to attend several side […]

Abigail Long | June 26, 2018
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Abortion

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
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