37 Countries Declare There is NO International “right” to Abortion

From worthynews.com

A total of 37 countries have now signed a 2020 consensus document asserting that there is no international right to abortion, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

The Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family was written at the 2020 World Health Assembly, which, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, was held virtually rather than in its usual location of Geneva, Switzerland.

On Thursday, a gathering of pro-life activists and government representatives attended an event on Capitol Hill to celebrate the second anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family, which declares that “there is no international right to abortion,” CP reports.

Thursday’s event was hosted by the Institute for Women’s Health, a non-profit organization that works to “advocate for the optimal health and thriving of women throughout every phase of life.”

With Kazakhstan the latest country to express support for the statement, the other signatories to the Geneva Consensus Declaration include Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, DRC, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Gambia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Nauru, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, UAE, Zambia, CP reports.

The US had signed the document in October 2020, but withdrew its support once Democratic President Joe Biden took office, CP said. source

Thank you Jesus for these countries!


Something to Be Very Thankful for This Thanksgiving: Abortion Bans Have Saved 10,000 Babies From Abortions Since Supreme Court Overturned Roe

From Lifenews.com

Do pro-life laws, whether state or federal, actually save lives?

According to a new study from the pro-abortion WeCount coalition, the answer is “yes,” with the number of abortions nationwide falling by 10,000 in the first two months after the Dobbs decision.

Ten thousand lives saved is cause for celebration, although you might not guess that from the media’s reaction. But the effect of Dobbs won’t stop there. As is often the case, the answer goes beyond the headlines.

While the WeCount data can’t be independently verified, it’s surprising to see the abortion industry finally acknowledge, however grudgingly, that pro-life state laws save lives. The abortion industry often seeks to obscure, deny, or ignore research that challenges its position.

As reported in The New York Times, WeCount estimates that 22,000 fewer induced abortions were performed in states with pro-life laws in July and August, compared with the baseline beginning in April, before the Dobbs decision. In states where abortion-on-demand remained legal, abortions increased by roughly 12,000, leading to a net decline of 10,000.

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Taking a deeper dive into the report, the number of lives saved has the potential to grow significantly in the months and years ahead. There were just under 7,400 fewer abortions in August than in June. If you extrapolate that figure over 12 months, you get a drop of nearly 90,000 abortions per year.

That’s not all. Economist Phillip Levine has argued that, by changing people’s sexual behavior, pro-life laws lead to fewer unexpected pregnancies. We agree. Many of the babies that were aborted in July and August would have been conceived pre-Dobbs. The total number of induced abortions is likely to decrease further as people make changes to their behavior based on post-Dobbs state pro-life laws and changing mores.

By some estimates, state and federal pro-life laws have already helped save millions of lives over the years, including limitations on federal and state taxpayer funding of abortion, state prohibitions on discriminatory abortions, and the more recent effect of heartbeat laws in states like Texas. This new data shows Dobbs will only accelerate this encouraging trend as mothers and fathers consider other options that affirm the dignity and worth of every human life.

While obviously not intended by WeCount’s pro-abortion authors, their new study also shows how pro-life state laws are offering a new level of protection for women who have been preyed upon by the profit-driven abortion industry for 50 years.

The reality that abortion advocates choose to ignore or conceal is that abortion harms women. We know from analyzing 17 years of Medicaid claims data that women whose first pregnancy ends in abortion average 35 percent more pregnancies, 50 percent more miscarriages, and four times as many abortions as women whose first pregnancy results in a live birth. Peer-reviewed research from countries with much better public health data, such as Finland and Denmark, clearly shows that multiple abortions increase the risk of extremely premature birth in subsequent pregnancies and that a woman’s risk of premature death increases with each successive abortion.

This sort of data is readily available to public health researchers in other countries but is virtually unknown in the United States. Why? Incredibly, several states, including California and Maryland, report no official abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many others report abortion data only inconsistently. The WeCount study was based on data that abortion advocates collected directly from abortion facilities, bypassing the CDC, peer-reviewed journals, and other forms of data verification.

Given the stakes, you have to wonder what the abortion industry is hiding. Perhaps abortion advocates fear that their tired rhetoric about “women’s reproductive health” will be exposed for the canard that it is. Worse, this kind of concealment makes it difficult for public health officials and policymakers to develop a complete picture of the risks that women face from abortion. That’s bad for America — and especially bad for women.

Even so, the results from the WeCount project, while lacking in accountability and objectivity, are promising. Even pro-abortion researchers are confirming that pro-life laws save lives — lots of lives – forecasting a more hopeful and healthy future for both women and their babies.

LifeNews Note: Charles A. “Chuck” Donovan is president of Charlotte Lozier Institute, which conducts peer-reviewed research on science and statistics for life. Tessa Longbons is senior research associate at Charlotte Lozier Institute. This article originally appeared at The Federalist.

‘Beyond Meat’ Gets More Bad News: Leaked Docs Reveal What’s Been Found in Product, Horrid Conditions

From westernjournal.com

A food processing plant belonging to one of the biggest faux meat companies is riddled with bacteria and food safety violations.

Internal documents and photos from the Beyond Meat plant in metro Philadelphia paint a picture of dangerous conditions with possible repercussions for consumers.

Bloomberg obtained the evidence from plant whistleblowers, publishing the findings in a Monday report.

A food safety attorney interviewed by Bloomberg indicated that the conditions at the plant were seriously unhygienic.

“If neat and tidy is one and filthy is 10, I’d put this at an eight,” attorney Bill Marler said of the plant.

“Mold growth takes a while — that underscores a lack of cleanliness.”

Purported photos from the faux meat plant — a 45-minute drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Philadelphia — show mold growing on walls, as well as soiled containers used in food preparation.

Plant-based “meats” manufactured at the facility were found infected with the bacteria Listeria at least 11 different times since the second half of 2021, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg.
The food-borne infectious bacteria can cause illness for those who consume it, and it contains serious health risks for pregnant women, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA is yet to make a safety inspection of Beyond Meat’s Pennsylvania facility since the public company acquired the plant, according to Bloomberg.

Internal plant documents also suggested that inorganic materials like wood, string and metal had been found inside Beyond Meat products engineered at the facility.

In spite of this, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture “found no instances of nonconformance with regulations,” hailing Beyond Meat’s food safety protocols in reports that followed March and September plant visits, according to Bloomberg.

Beyond Meat declined to comment when questioned on the documents and photos by Bloomberg.

The company produces plant-based products made to resemble hamburger patties, sausages, and other staple meats.

Economic prospects for the faux meat industry have taken a turn for the worse in 2022, with demand for the chemically engineered meat alternatives failing to materialize as investors anticipated.

Proponents of fake meat point to it as an environmentally preferable alternative to the animal products that humans have consumed for thousands of years. SOURCE