We'll receive a $25,000 grant if others match it by Pentecost. $17,793 to go. Your gift will be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

UN official: government must block 'retrogressive' efforts to restrict abortion access

Catholic World News - October 04, 2012

The UN’s human-rights commissioner has argued that governments have a responsibility to prevent “retrogressive measures” regarding abortion—in other words, efforts to restrict legal abortion in countries where the practice is legal.

Navanethem Pillay called for changes in all laws that restrict full access to “sexual and reproductive health services,” and urged governments to resist any pressure to allow any new restrictions. The UN official also said that governments should ensure that pro-life activists do not stop women from procuring abortions, saying that states must “protect against interference with sexual and reproductive health rights by third parties.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($17,793 to go):
$25,400.00 $7,607.00
70% 30%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

An archbishop's unconvincing defense of marriage 1 hours ago
Sacramental Issues, among Others 23 hours ago
Beyond Our Ken: Henri de Lubac's Paradoxes of Faith May 4
The French campaign for freedom of thought May 4
Climate Change and Vatican II: Insights! May 1

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - April 21