Feminists Clash with African Women

Anti-family feminists with theories and prominent positions flat-out oppose the real-world experience of mothers who are hands-on dealing with terrorism – because their solution relies on the family and not handing power and money to feminist groups. African Women’s Solutions to War Clash with Feminists’ Agenda When the UN Security Council adopted its latest resolution on the role of women in international peacebuilding and security last month, a familiar clash of opinions surfaced—among women. In particular, feminists driving the international policies are on opposite sides of women living in the realities of war-challenged areas. At a panel hosted by Liechtenstein, a well-connected feminist worried the emerging pro-family movement at the UN may conflict with her expectations for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Meanwhile, another panelist from Nigeria strongly urged the audience to be mindful of the cultural contexts within countries, calling attempts to impose cultural change as part of peace-building “not sustainable.” “Right now, feminists stride the halls of power,” said professor Anne Marie Goetz, formerly of UN Women. However, she said, a changing geopolitical landscape and the rise in violent extremism has resulted in the “reconsolidation of rather extremely conservative values.” She cited the recently-formed “Group of Friends of the Family” at the UN, describing it as being “about reasserting a romantic traditional, rather rigid view, a heteronormative view, of the family.” Goetz had expressed similar concerns—that WPS activism was focusing too much on security and not enough on “attacking patriarchy”— at at a conference last year, where she also admitted that the WPS documents do not mention abortion, though she insisted it was “meant” and...

Top 10 International Victories

During the summer of 2010, I felt called to lead a 40 Days for Life campaign in England. I was nervous, apprehensive and sceptical. Several years later, thanks to stepping out in faith, many hundreds of babies have been saved from abortion. 40 Days for Life has now been tried and tested in 30 countries around the world with a clear and proven track record of saving lives from abortion. The inspiring testimonies of 40 Days for Life and its rapid growth around the world should make you ask yourself a question: what would happen in your community if someone started a campaign there? If lives can be saved in all these communities, it can happen where YOU live. Here are 10 top victories around the world: 10. London – Abortion centre closes The Bedford Square BPAS closed its doors for good in 2014, following 3,000 hours of prayer and five 40 Days for Life campaigns. Many women who were scheduled for an abortion chose life for their babies over three years of campaigns in central London. One abortion worker remarked, “Your prayers are obviously working, because the girls aren’t keeping the appointments.” Each campaign, between 6-10 women who were scheduled for an abortion would choose life for their child. 9. Croatia – From one campaign to 17 40 Days for Life has been a huge success in Croatia. Ante Caljkusic first brought the campaign to Zagreb last year. Since his leap of faith, 40 Days for Life spread to 17 cities the next campaign, inspiring neighbouring countries to join the campaign as well! The campaign has been touching...

June 2009: Abortion

NEW! Nigerian State Rejects Abortion-Legalizing Bill Pushed by American Group NEW! Pro-Lifers Relieved with Outcome of Geneva UN Human Rights Council Meeting NEW! Global "Safe Abortion" Conference Denies Conscience Protections, Risks of Abortion NEW! Commentary: Is Anyone Really Pro-Abortion? NEW! 'Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America' NEW! Is Late-Term Abortion Ever Necessary? Thousands of Late-Term Abortions Will Continue Following Death of George Tiller Commentary:  A Pro-Life D-Day in Nigeria… Nigerian State Rejects Abortion-Legalizing Bill Pushed by American Group Thousands of demonstrators show up to protest in pro-life Imo state The legislature of Imo State, Nigeria voted 13-1 on June 1 against a bill that would have made abortion legal in the pro-life state. The rejection of the Reproductive Rights Bill was called “a victory of the superior Imo cultural values over the new global Western Cultural Revolution,” by the Nigerian newspaper This Day. Nigeria has long resisted pressure to liberalize its social policies. In April 2007, LifeSiteNews.com reported, in an article about the African Health Ministers’ vote to work towards legalizing abortion throughout the continent, that Nigeria has voiced strong opposition to this push for legal abortion. Dr. Philip Njemanze, chairman of the Nigerian African Anti-Abortion Coalition, had accused some international organizations at the time of promoting abortion, and thereby of violating the Nigerian Constitution. In the case of the recent bill, one of the strongest sponsors of the effort to legalize abortion was the American organization, International Project Assistance Services, a prominent global abortion-lobbying group. According to This Day, Ipas and Dr. Orji have been distributing handheld abortion devices in the country for three years. IPAS’s...