Posts Tagged ‘rights’

Bishop John Buckley: ‘Abortion is the Most Serious Threat to Human Rights’

Head of Diocese of Cork and Ross Calls on Representatives to Vote According to Their Conscience

‘Right to Life Is the Most Fundamental of All Rights’

Four Archbishops of Ireland Release Statement on Government Legislation for Abortion

Rights and Wrongs

NEW YORK — As policy analysts consider the implications of Barack Obama’s reelection and make predictions about his second term agenda, it is clear that access to contraception will be a high priority both at home …

Amnesty International chapter bans pro-life student group from university’s Human Rights Day event

by Kirsten Andersen BUFFALO, December 13, 2012, ( – The University of Buffalo (UB) chapter of Amnesty International barred a pro-life student group from joining in its annual Human Rights Day Celebration, saying opposition to abortio…

New project allows Congress members to adopt conscience prisoners

Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2012 / 02:06 am (CNA).- A new initiative in the nation’s capital invites members of Congress to “adopt” international prisoners of conscience to advocate for their release and to highlight the importance of hu…

Parents’ Rights Groups Lead Successful Fight to Stop U.N. Disabilities Treaty in Senate

NEW YORK — A United Nations treaty guaranteeing rights to the disabled narrowly failed Dec. 4 to get the necessary two-thirds majority it needed in the U.S. Senate to become part of American law, thanks to intense lobbying…

Human Rights Day in Canada: from ‘never again’ to ‘til next time’

by Jonathon van Maren Today, as some of you may know, is celebrated worldwide as “Human Rights Day,” where politicians and leaders of all stripes and ideologies climb onto their bully pulpits and loudly endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Ri…

Transgender bill ‘isn’t necessary,’ concedes Canadian Human Rights Commission

by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, 5 December, 2012 ( – A high ranking representative from the Canadian Human Rights Commission (HRC) told the Canadian Justice Committee last week that a private member’s bill that would afford spe…

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