Beijing Declaration and ICPD do not include new rights, US Administration confirms

25-american-flag-les-cunliffeThe UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution  on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. While there is general consensus that women and girls should not be discriminated against, the problem with such resolutions is that abortion advocates, or governments influenced by them, habitually try to use them as an occasion to promote the notion that legalizing the slaughter of unborn children is a requirement deriving from that consensus. In that context, it is long-awaited good news that the US, which under the Obama Administration was the most aggressive abortion promoter world-wide, has changed its position.  Continue reading

US: employers no longer obliged to pay for their employees’ “birth control”

President Trump signs the Executive Order on Promoting FreeUnder President Trump, sanity and justice seem to slowly return into US politics.

Following up on a pledge by President Trump made during his election campaign, federal officials have drafted a provision contained in former President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” (aka “Obamacare”) that required employers to provide so-called “birth control” coverage in health insurance plans. The provision, which cynically defined contraception (including some methods that objectively must be qualified as chemical abortion) as part of “health care” and thus obliged employers to pay for (some of) their employee’s questionable lifestyle choices, was one of the most controversial in Obama administration policies adopted under the Affordable Care Act, and it generated scores of lawsuits by employers that had conscientious objections to it. Continue reading

This is how politicised the US judiciary is

26travelban-superjumbo.jpgAdmittedly, there may be many good reasons to be critical of new US President Trump (as this blog has pointed out already during his election campaign), or of his planned immigration policy. But the true problem of the US is not the President. The problem is the judiciary.

This is from yesterday’s New York Times:

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban, saying it “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” Continue reading

USA: Sanitizing the Judiciary

donaldtrumppoints1Donald Trump is certainly not perfect, but…

The US President’s recent appointments of ten federal judges of various types – all of them in the mould of Judge Gorsuch – shows once again that the man is serious about the return of sanity in American judicial courts. The number of vacancies is higher than usual, possibly because Obama, having lost control of the Senate, preferred to wait for the November 2016 elections (which the Democrats expected to win rather than lose) rather than appoint decent judges. Trump’s victory and (narrow) majority in the Senate now allows him to help shape the federal courts for decades to come, through the appointment of young judges with impeccable credentials.

This is another example of how important Trump’s unexpected victory was not only for the United States, but for Western Civilisation in general.

US House endorses bill to replace controversial “Obamacare”

obamacareWith 217-213 votes the House passed a health care bill on Thursday that would repeal and replace major parts of fomer US President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act”. While there is broad consensus in the US on the objective of making health care more affordable, Obamacare was highly controversial because it used “health care” as a pretext for promoting abortion and contraception, making it an obligation for employers, including even faith-based institutions whose professed ethics prohibit such abominations, to finance both.

Today’s vote is an important step forward towards the restoration of liberty of conscience, and a severe blow to the abortion industry. However, the bill still needs to pass a vote in the Senate.

Homosexuals in California not allowed to have access to therapies

Bad news for sodomites in California who want to free themselves from their (often undesired) inclination: the US Supreme Court apparently wants them to remain enslaved to their vice, declining to hear a challenge against a Californian law that prohibits therapies aiming at liberating people from their homosexuality from being offered to persons under the age of 18 years. The reasons for this decision have not been made public. Continue reading

Trump expected to sign Executive Order that (at least partially) restores freedom of conscience

There are various, and diverging, reports in American media that US President Trump will today sign an executive order that would restore the freedom of conscience and religion in the US, a fundamental right that currently is severely curtailed by sweeping so-called “anti-discrimination” rules that are used by sodomites and pro-sodomy activists to harass their fellow citizens, in particular religious believers.

The reports diverge with regard to the scope of the planned order. While some sources say it will be broadly identical to the draft that was leaked in February and has unleashed very aggressive reactions from the sodomy-community, others say it will be somewhat less ambitious. Continue reading