Author Archive for Stefano Gennarini, J.D.

LGBT Activists Meet at UN, Promise to Keep Fighting
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LGBT Activists Meet at UN, Promise to Keep Fighting

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On Human Rights Day, homosexual activists converged on UN headquarters to make the case that “LGBT rights are human rights.” But only a few countries within the United Nations agree. Undersecretary General Jan Eliasson called the promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights (LGBT) an “unfinished human rights revolution.” He lamented the lack of international […]

UNICEF Denies Sneaking Birth Control Into Tetanus Vaccines
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UNICEF Denies Sneaking Birth Control Into Tetanus Vaccines

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In an exclusive interview with C-Fam’s Friday Fax, UNICEF denies allegations from the Catholic bishops of Kenya that a tetanus vaccine program in their country sponsored by the UNICEF and WHO is a covert population control program. The UN agencies issued a joint statement last week in which they accuse Kenyan bishops of spreading “misinformation” […]

Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”
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Vatican: UN Committee “A Sword Against Freedom of Religion”

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The Vatican accused a UN committee of intolerance against Christians and interfering with the free exercise of religion in a scathing reply to a UN committee released to the press last Friday. The Vatican’s official response to explosive comments made by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child earlier this year, which told […]

UN Population Fund Angles For More
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UN Population Fund Angles For More

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“This is the first time I’ve had no need of tranquillizers ahead of a board meeting,” the head of the UN Population Fund joked. The executive board of the UN Population Fund met last week to oversee the activities of the $1 billion dollar population agency and approve new country programs. The head of the […]

Rogue UN Committee Ramps Up Pressure on Abortion
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Rogue UN Committee Ramps Up Pressure on Abortion

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Abortion is nowhere near becoming a human right in international law. But you would not know that from what one UN committee tells governments. C-Fam has updated a list of abuses by the committee that monitors the UN women’s treaty. The list shows over 275 instances where committee members have told countries that abortion should […]

Secretary General Launches Campaign for Abortion in Post-War Situations
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Secretary General Launches Campaign for Abortion in Post-War Situations

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The U.N. Secretary General waded into dangerous territory last month asking U.N. personnel in post-conflict situations to lobby for changes in abortion laws. Women should have a “choice of safe and legal abortion” according to a guidance note published by the Secretary General. The note on reparations for victims of rape in conflict situations says […]

European Court: Gay Marriage is not a Human Right
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European Court: Gay Marriage is not a Human Right

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The highest human rights court in Europe shattered hopes that it would judicially impose same-sex marriage when it told a male to female transsexual and his wife that a civil union should be good enough for them. European human rights law does not require countries to “grant access to marriage to same-sex couples,” according to […]

Abortion Groups Battle to Stay Relevant in New Development Goals
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Abortion Groups Battle to Stay Relevant in New Development Goals

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Abortion groups are fighting to make headway at the United Nations despite recent failures. Delegates and U.N. officials have been crammed into a bustling conference room at U.N. headquarters all week during tense negotiations on a new development scheme. Abortion groups and their supporters have been campaigning for more than two years to have “reproductive […]

Gay Rights Hit Roadblocks Around the World
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Gay Rights Hit Roadblocks Around the World

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The most powerful countries and institutions in the world promoting homosexual “rights” are finding resistance even where gay activists thought the battle had been won. The goal of normalizing same-sex relations through legislation is hitting roadblocks in legislatures, courts, and among people around the globe. While activists have succeeded in getting western societies to require […]

U.N. Resolution on the Family Dampens Gay Pride Festivities
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U.N. Resolution on the Family Dampens Gay Pride Festivities

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The United Nations put a damper on “gay pride” festivities last Thursday when it re-affirmed that the natural family is the fundamental unit of society. The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on “Protection of the Family” with a traditional definition of the family last Thursday, even as revelers readied themselves to celebrate gay pride […]

Consensus on LGBT Rights Eroding at Organization of American States
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Consensus on LGBT Rights Eroding at Organization of American States

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The seemingly inevitable march of gay rights in the Americas was slowed last week when an inter-American gathering in Paraguay refused to impose same-sex marriage. The Organization of American States will not “impose” any norms or recommendations on same-sex marriage, said Secretary General José Manuel Insulza Salinas in a press conference after the conclusion of […]

U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?
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U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?

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New possibilities opened up for plaintiff lawyers last week when a U.N. committee told the Vatican that clergy sex abuse is torture. Whether an instance of clergy sex abuse is torture “is a factual determination to be made on a case by case basis,” said a member of the U.N. committee against torture on Friday. […]

Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed
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Abortion is Torture: What the Mainstream Media Missed

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U.N. experts backtracked last week after taking heat for accusing the Pope of torture because of Church teaching on abortion. “It seems like we are being cross-examined!” exclaimed humorously the chair of the Committee, U.S. based law professor Claudio Grossman at the sight of swarms of reporters at a press briefing in Geneva on Friday […]

Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are "Our Brothers and Sisters"
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Pope to U.N. Heads: Unborn Children are “Our Brothers and Sisters”

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The highest-ranking U.N. human rights official, Navi Pillay, looked down and fidgeted as Pope Francis delivered an unambiguous pro-life message to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and top U.N. officials. Unborn children are “our brothers and sisters,” Pope Francis told Pillay and her colleagues gathered in Rome for a coordination meeting. Pillay’s office facilitates the work of the […]

 Vatican tells U.N. Abortion is a Form of Torture
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Vatican tells U.N. Abortion is a Form of Torture

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The Vatican had strong words for U.N. experts who accused the Catholic Church of torture because of its teaching on abortion. “The Holy See condemns the torture of anyone, including those tortured and killed before they are born,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio at the United Nations in Geneva. For the second time this […]

High Court Guts Contraception Bill
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High Court Guts Contraception Bill

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines struck down key provisions of a new contraception law in order to protect human life in the womb, as well as safeguard parental rights and conscience rights for health workers. The Reproductive Health Bill, as it is known, has been in the pipeline for two decades, having failed approval […]

EU Pressure on Homosexuality Complicates EU-Africa Summit
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EU Pressure on Homosexuality Complicates EU-Africa Summit

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European pressure on African nations to change laws on homosexuality has created a backlash that may threaten this week’s meeting between leaders of the two continents European officials have been scrambling to appease African leaders ahead of this week’s summit of EU and African leaders in Brussels. The summit is meant to address a host […]

Scholars Say Obama Contraception Mandate Violates Int’l Law
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Scholars Say Obama Contraception Mandate Violates Int’l Law

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Beer companies want gay pride on display at St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Coca-Cola wants to save polar bears. Hobby Lobby Stores wants to protect unborn children. While each is exercising corporate social conscience, the one motivated by religious beliefs may be fined $1.3 million per day. President Obama’s contraception mandate, a provision in his health […]

Hillary Clinton Says Women Cannot Progress Without Reproductive Rights
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Hillary Clinton Says Women Cannot Progress Without Reproductive Rights

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Twenty years after the Clintons failed to get countries to declare a right to abortion, Mrs. Clinton told a posh UN crowd that humanity cannot advance without reproductive rights. “You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development without safeguarding women’s reproductive health or rights,” she declared. Clinton is adamant that reproductive health […]

Obama Team Tries to Scrap Parts of Universal Human Rights Declaration
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Obama Team Tries to Scrap Parts of Universal Human Rights Declaration

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Angry over not getting a same-sex-friendly definition of the family into a new UN document, the Obama Administration tried to delete language agreed upon by the founders of the UN and repeated in documents since then. Regularly contentious in recent decades, the family has been a diplomatic football with one side eager to recognize “diverse […]

UNFPA Struggles to Be Relevant 20 Years after Cairo
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UNFPA Struggles to Be Relevant 20 Years after Cairo

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As countries negotiate new UN development goals, the Secretary General is lending his clout to a controversial UN agency as it struggles to stay relevant in a fast paced world. Development policies should “give priority to reproductive health and reproductive rights,” Ban Ki-moon said at a press briefing last week. Reproductive rights are the main […]

UN Asks Church To Change Teaching on Abortion, Homosexuality
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UN Asks Church To Change Teaching on Abortion, Homosexuality

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The Vatican accused a UN committee of interfering with Church doctrine and violating religious freedom after it was asked to change its teaching on abortion and homosexuality. The Church should change its teaching on abortion, according to a UN committee that monitors the rights of children. The Church should no longer automatically excommunicate those who […]

The Rise of Homo-Fascism
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The Rise of Homo-Fascism

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If you thought Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty is being treated unfairly by A&E, then you have to get a load of what is happening in Italy with regards to media treatment of dissenting views on homosexuality. The government has just issued a new set of guidelines for journalists for how to treat “LGBT” people. The guidelines, […]

The Bottom Five: The Worst Events of 2013
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The Bottom Five: The Worst Events of 2013

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The global abortion lobby has been starved for victories for quite some time. Even so, they made some advances this past year. We call these the Bottom Five, the worst events in 2013 1.  Women Deliver Abortion groups highly anticipate this global conference on women’s health. This year it featured clandestine abortionists, late term abortionists […]

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