UN Complaint Highlights Forced Abortion and Gendercide in China

Women’s Rights Without Frontiers today lodged the following “Complaint Concerning Coercive Population Control” with the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women: To the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW): I am the founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a non-profit, non-partisan international coalition to combat forced abortion, gendercide…

Open-Womb Surgery Treats Unborn Baby’s Hydrocephalus

National Right to Life Note: When it comes to opening eyes, few stories carry the immediacy of those that document prenatal surgery on unborn children. Today’s contribution to our year-long “Roe at 40” series brings you Liz Townsend’s account that ran in the July 9, 1999, edition of National Right to Life News. A baby diagnosed…

When Does Human Life Begin?

T here is a tremendous consensus in the scientific community about when life begins.  This is hardly controversial.  If the claim were made that life was discovered on another planet, for example, there are well-defined criteria to which we could refer to conclusively determine whether the claim was accurate.  How do scientists distinguish between life and…

Doubt cast over tiny stem cells

Studies refute the existence of very small embryonic-like cells endorsed by the Vatican. by Alison Abbott Does a rare and minuscule cell type with the potential to repair almost any tissue in the body really exist? Proponents of very small embryonic-like cells (VSELs) extracted from bone marrow say that the cells have the potential to…

2 Fatally Stabbed Over China’s ‘1-Child Policy’

A man who was told by officials they couldn’t register his fourth child because he didn’t pay a penalty for breaking China’s family planning laws stabbed to death two government workers and injured four others, state media and an official said. Footage of police trying to subdue the man outside a family planning office in…