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Human Rights


The global citizen without a country?

Daniel E. Ritchie | 12 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: citizenship, human nature, human rights
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.


Same-sex marriage: coercion dolled up as civil rights

Brendan O'Neill | 05 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
Stop treating Brendan Eich as a one-off – gay marriage is inherently illiberal.


Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 17 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, same-sex marriage
The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations.


Why Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: civil rights movement, Declaration of Independence, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., human rights, March for Life, pro-life movement


The next human rights revolution

Chen Guangcheng | 31 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Chen Guangcheng, China, human rights
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.


Manufactured people have rights too

Alana S. Newman | 05 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: donor-conceived children, human rights, surrogacy
Third party reproduction disrespects the humanity of donor-conceived people.


House votes to ban late term abortion

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 June 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: human dignity, human rights, late term abortion ban, Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, women's health
The horrors revealed in the trial of notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell shook even pro-choice citizens and it won’t be the same again for the abortion movement. Which is probably why a bill to ban late term abortion made it to a floor vote in the House of Representatives this week, and the rhetoric about it got so dramatic.


Should robot soldiers kill—or be killed?

Karl D. Stephan | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics of warfare, human rights, weapons
The development of drones and robots who decide whom to kill and when worries the United Nations and human rights activists.


EU shows how to do a dodgy survey

Anne Fleck | 16 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: EU, homophobia, human rights
The EU's largest-ever survey of hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT people claims that they labour under a terrible burden. But the figures don’t support the conclusions.


UN studies ‘status of women’

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 March 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion law, human rights, UN Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations, universal human rights
That requires a qualifier, depending on what constitutes the UN, and which group there is being cited.


Of Pope Benedict XVI and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion law, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, human rights, infanticide, late-term abortion, new humanism, Pope Benedict legacy, Pope Benedict XVI
So there, side by side in two top-of-the-fold articles in the Sunday New York Times the other day, were two stories that are seemingly unrelated, but are totally of a piece. A few days later now, they demand attention.


To really honor Dr. King

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Dr. Alveda King, human dignity, human rights, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas
First, respect the fact that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend first.


Obama sworn in

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 January 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion president, civil rights, Dr. Martin Luther King Bible, human rights, Lincoln Bible, President Obama inauguration, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, swearing in ceremony
On two Bibles, one formerly belonging to President Abraham Lincoln, the other to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Pro-lifers taking a new direction

William West | 15 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human dignity, human rights, prisons, pro-life
Prison reform is human dignity issue that needs to be addressed urgently.


Science and the politics of personhood

Maureen L. Condic | 10 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human rights, science
Science can and should help determine sound public policy on matters that involve basic human rights.


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