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Biden promotes abortion policies on International Women's Day

Mar 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Promoting abortion rights on International Women's Day, President Joe Biden says that "every person deserves the chance to live up... Read more

Sign at 2021 March for Life

How Did Abortion Become a ‘Woman’s Right’? Legal Scholar Lists 3 Factors

Aug 9, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Modern feminism is “corrupted” by abortion and “eating away at itself,” according to one legal scholar.  Read more

How the Church in Chile is helping women victims of domestic violence

Dec 26, 2019

The Vicariate for Social Pastoral Care of Caritas in the Archdiocese of Santiago takes in every year hundreds of women... Read more

In North Carolina, more changes for disputed bathroom law

Mar 31, 2017

North Carolina has modified its law on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms, after facing pressure... Read more

NC governor: Separate men and women's restrooms is a matter of privacy

May 5, 2016

North Carolina’s governor is standing firm against the U.S. Justice Department’s claim that it is unlawful and discriminatory to require... Read more

Men, women bathroom.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016

Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.  Read more

Report: Baby girls are being targeted for abortion in the West

Apr 16, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The problem of sex-selective abortion is not limited to China and India, but is increasing in communities within Western countries,... Read more

Ten-year-old Sema was captured by Boko Haram and held captive for eight months.

Two years after Boko Haram's schoolgirl kidnappings, has anything changed?

Apr 14, 2016

Two years ago, radical Islamists with the militant group Boko Haram stormed a school in Chibok, Nigeria, kidnapping 276 teen... Read more

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

Jan 25, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from... Read more

China replaces one-child policy with two-child policy

Oct 29, 2015

The Chinese government has moved its cap on the number of children per family from one to two, the state’s... Read more

Why no one wants to talk about China's female suicide problem

May 24, 2015

By Elise Harris, Kate Veik

Zhang Xihuan doesn't know what was going through her mind when she swallowed a mouthful of the pesticide stored behind... Read more

Want to empower women? Support mothers, politician argues

May 22, 2015

By Elise Harris

Ahead of a conference discussing the presence of women in the 2015 development agenda, organizers said goals fall short of... Read more

UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Nov 6, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to... Read more

Ultrasounds can be used by parents wishing to procure a sex-selective abortion.

UK prime minister denounces sex-selective abortions as 'appalling'

Mar 21, 2014

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has criticized sex-selective abortion as “simply an appalling practice,” and said the British government will... Read more