Organ Trafficking

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The drama of human trafficking in the world: 50 million are enslaved

Feb 9, 2024

By Verónica Toller

Any day of the year more than 50 million people are enslaved in the world according to the latest estimate... Read more

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U.S. House passes bill to combat forced organ harvesting

Mar 28, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The bill, authored by Catholic Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, had nearly unanimous support, passing in a 412-2 vote. It... Read more

Timothy P. Schmalz with his sculpture ‘Let the Oppressed Go Free.’

St. Josephine Bakhita sculpture shines light on reality of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8. Read more

Mother Teresa Award given to group that exposed organ trafficking in China

Nov 7, 2019

An award named after Mother Teresa was given this week for outstanding efforts in social justice to a U.S.-based non-profit... Read more

Protest Against Christian Persecution in China, Sept. 14, 2019, Cologne, Germany.

China harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience, human rights group claims

Sep 26, 2019

The Chinese government is harvesting organs from religious and ethnic minorities, a human rights organization told the United Nations Human... Read more

New video shows graphic discussion of aborted baby parts

May 25, 2017

Preview footage released recently by the Center for Medical Progress appears to show participants at a national abortion convention casually... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Vatican meeting calls organ trafficking a crime against humanity

Feb 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After a conference on organ trafficking at the Vatican Feb. 7-8, participants signed a statement agreeing to unite in fighting... Read more