reproductive rights

Switzerland: Yes to marriage for all, but no to sperm donation for lesbians

Organizations call for the introduction of dual parentage from birth and access to sperm donation for homosexual parents. But the commission of the National which planchait Friday on this question rejected this second request.

France: Conservatives Mobilize After French Gov’t Proposes State-Funded IVF for Same-Sex Couples

A proposal to provide state-funded in-vitro fertilization treatment for lesbian couples and single mothers is being welcomed by LGBT groups, but conservatives are vowing to take to the streets in opposition.

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

 Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor’s help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time.

Global Rainbow Catholics meet in Chicago

Developing partnerships and alliances with Catholic church groups and addressing disadvantage in the lives of LGBTIQ people

US: Beware the administration’s plans for ‘fresh thinking’ on human rights

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday the creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights to provide “an informed review of the role of human rights in American foreign policy.” But this superficially laudable step is fraught with threats to the very human rights that it purports to strengthen.

US: Faith-based attempt to narrowly redefine human rights

If the United States asks the international community to redefine human rights as religious rights, it will have the support of a vast coalition of very different countries—a coalition of which Russia has, for a decade, been the informal leader.

US: The Unbelievable Hypocrisy of Trump’s New “Unalienable Rights” Panel

“It’s no secret that this White House administration will stop at nothing to roll back the health and human rights our country has worked for decades to establish for women and the LGBTQI+ community,” ~ Serra Sippel, the president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity