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10/24/2013 - UN Human Rights Expert Urges US to End Prolonged Solitary Confinement
An independent United Nations human rights expert called on the U.S....

11/14/2012 - Woman Denied Abortion Dies in Ireland
Savita Halappanavar died last month in Ireland after she was denied an abortion while miscarrying her pregnancy....

10/14/2011 - Nigerian Government Petitions for Increased Advocacy for Women's Rights
Recently, Education as Vaccine, a Nigerian organization, petitioned the Ministry of Women Affairs to adopt a more aggressive stance on women's rights issues in the country....

12/15/2008 - Vatican Denounces Fertilization Treatments and Stem Cell Research
The Vatican issued a comprehensive doctrinal ethics guide Friday that reaffirms opposition to contraception, in vitro fertilization, embryonic stem cell research, genetic testing, and cloning....

10/26/2004 - UN Still Divided on US-Backed Ban on All Forms of Human Cloning
Despite pressure from the United States, the United Nations has delayed a vote on a proposal to ban all forms of human cloning, including stem cell and other therapeutic cloning research that scientists believe has the potential to treat serious illnesses such as cancer and spinal cord injuries....

12/8/2003 - US Pushes for Worldwide Ban on Stem Cell Research
The US and Costa Rica are leading an effort to pass a United Nations treaty banning all forms of human cloning, including stem cell research that scientists believe has the potential to treat serious illnesses such as Parkinson's disease....

8/28/2001 - Bush Puts Anti-Abortion Politics Above Childrens Rights
According to State Department officials, the Bush administration may refuse to send a delegation to the upcoming special United Nations General Assembly session on children next month because it fears that the final language of the declaration will include support for abortion counseling and services....

6/28/2000 - Ontario Government Announces Plan To Aid Abused Women
The Ontario government will spend up to $30 million, up from present $7.6 million, to link shelters for abused women and rape crisis centers with police departments....