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Reuters exposes massive rape and forced abortion campaigns in Nigeria

Dec 7, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

A Reuters investigative report found that a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on... Read more

Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Catholic University of America, Oct 9, 2019.

Who is Chen Guangcheng? Chinese human rights activist to speak at RNC

Aug 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice on Fleet Street, London. Via Shutterstock

UK court authorizes forced abortion for disabled woman in new case

Oct 14, 2019

A court in the United Kingdom ruled last week that it is in the best interest of a pregnant woman... Read more

Middlesex Guildhall, Westminster, home of the UK Supreme Court. Via Shutterstock

Forced abortion judge ignored family, human rights, appeal court finds

Jul 12, 2019

Courts in the United Kingdom have released the text of judicial decisions in the case of a disabled woman orginally... Read more

After forced abortion threat, disability advocate says support is key to fight eugenics

Jun 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

In the face of an increasingly ‘eugenic’ mentality toward people with disabilities in Europe -- exemplified in the recent overturned... Read more

Medical team preparing equipment for surgery in operation room. Via Shutterstock

Doctors promised disabled woman 'new doll' after planned forced abortion

Jun 25, 2019

Lawyers told the appeal court Monday that doctors had prepared the woman for an enforced late-term abortion by promising her... Read more

UK Health Secretary Matthew Hancock. Image via Shutterstock

Forced abortion decision overturned on appeal, according to reports

Jun 24, 2019

Thousands of people have signed a petition urging U.K. Health and Social Care Secretary Matthew Hancock to stop a forced... Read more

The Royal Courts of Justice, London. Editorial

UK court orders forced abortion for disabled woman

Jun 21, 2019

A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a... 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

Chen Guangcheng announces his new Catholic University of America fellowship on October 2, 2013.

Chinese pro-life activist awarded human rights fellowships

Oct 2, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has announced a new three-year partnership with the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.,... Read more

Reggie Littlejohn. Photo

China one-child policy denounced as violating women's rights

Aug 31, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child... Read more

Chen Guangcheng appears in a youtube video after escaping from house arrest in China on April 22, 2012.

State Department asked to aid Chen Guangcheng's nephew

May 15, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A bipartisan coalition of Congress members has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for government... Read more