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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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Abortion

Neurodiversity: The New Frontier in Protecting Life

The concept of neurodiversity promises a fresh perspective that may illuminate truth for those who pit quality of life against sanctity of life. “A civilized society can only be based on respect for diversity… it is from this diversity that the richness of humanity springs,” said Dr. Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General of the European Organization for […]

Abigail Long | June 11, 2018
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CSW

My Overall Impression of CSW61

Overall, my experience attending the Commission on the Status of Women 61 was a positive one, despite the UN’s liberal agenda. If not for C-Fam, the issue of life would not be represented at all. I noticed that for any of the sections whenever the issue of life was brought up by question askers, the […]

Sarah Kepins | April 9, 2017
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CSW

A Panel on the Sex Trade

One of my favorite panels when I attended the Commission on the Status of Women was the panel titled: Does Full Decriminalization of the Sex Trade Lead to Women’s Empowerment? This panel was hosted by women@thewell. Women@thewell strives to provide support and care for women who have been victims of prostitution. The services provided included: […]

Sarah Kepins | April 8, 2017
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Abortion

Adoption: The Least Expensive Option

One of the many reasons women will chose to have an abortion is because they believe that they have no other option. However, there is always a choice. If, for whatever reason, the woman is unable to care for her child, the loving choice is to put the baby up for adoption. This allows another […]

Sarah Kepins | March 4, 2017
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Catholic Teaching

Welcoming All Immigrants: The Right Choice?

One of the big issues that the United States as well as many other European countries is dealing with right now is immigration. This issue divides the country in half and many others are unsure of where they stand. Some are against immigrants due to that violence that some of them have caused. As Catholics […]

Sarah Kepins | February 22, 2017
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