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Human trafficking - Latest News

Priest says modern slave trade rooted in abortion, contraception

Mar 3, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Unprecedented rates of human trafficking can be traced to the rise of abortion, contraception and pornography in modern culture, says a Catholic priest who has researched the topic for nearly a decade.

Dutch leaders urged to investigate child trafficking case

Oct 7, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Witnesses at an Oct. 4 Helsinki Commission briefing called for increased pressure on the Dutch government to look into numerous sexual abuse accusations against a high ranking government official.

Congressman questions Obama's commitment to fight human trafficking

Sep 25, 2012 - 06:02 pm .- New efforts announced by President Barack Obama to fight human trafficking have renewed criticism of his administration for preventing a highly effective Catholic group from receiving funds to aid victims.

House passes bill to promote human rights in Vietnam

Sep 19, 2012 - 12:09 am .- A bill to encourage freedom and respect for human rights, including religious liberty, in communist-run Vietnam was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 11.

Christian film aims to curb human trafficking in India

Aug 4, 2012 - 07:13 am .- A group of independent film makers is using media to put an end to the epidemic of human trafficking that has plagued India's “untouchables” for centuries.

Christianity changing lives of India's 'untouchables'

Jul 12, 2012 - 04:07 am .- A human rights group in India says Christianity has brought slow but lasting change to the country's Dalits or “untouchables,” especially for the community's women who are often victims of prostitution and human trafficking.

Administration's abortion commitment may be aiding sex-slave industry

Jul 1, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- By insisting on abortion referrals in its anti-trafficking work, the Obama administration may be inadvertently helping the perpetrators of sex-slavery, a former Health and Human Services official says.

Victim of human trafficking praises Vatican conference

May 9, 2012 - 01:06 pm .- A young English woman who was forced into a life of prostitution by a human trafficker lauded the Vatican for addressing the issue by hosting a recent conference.

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