Trump Administration Pursues the Right to Discriminate

  • June 27, 2019

A Natural Right to Discriminate? The US State Department recently created the Commission on Unalienable Rights. The new body will advise Secretary of State Pompeo and “provide a fresh thinking on human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.” Despite its innocuous name,…

Care Denied; Human Rights Committee Reviews US; and New Leadership at the UN

  • May 17, 2019

Administration Promotes Refusals of Care In early May, the US Department of Health and Human Services released a new rule—Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care—expanding protections for health providers that deny care based on personal or religious beliefs—so-called “conscientious objection.” The new rule applies to all health care facilities…

Trump Administration Escalates War on Words at the UN

  • April 30, 2019

Last week the United States threatened to veto a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending sexual violence in conflict, forcing a last minute change to remove references to sexual and reproductive health services for survivors. The move represented a dangerous escalation of the Trump administration’s increasingly hardline stance at the United Nations by foisting its regressive agenda on the UN Security Council.

Forced Birth; Ivanka Goes to Africa; and the UN Leadership Gap

  • April 22, 2019

The Trump administration undermines women's rights and access to sexual and reproductive health care at every turn. Stay up-to-date with the latest edition of the Trumping Women's Rights Digest.

Trump Administration Expands Assault on Global Abortion Access

  • April 18, 2019

The Trump administration's latest attack on global abortion access includes the unprecedented use of the Siljander Amendment, which sets a dangerous precedent by attempting to force global human rights bodies to bow to US political pressure.

Destro Is a Dangerous Choice to Lead US Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights

  • March 28, 2019

President Trump’s nominee for the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Robert A. Destro, has a long history of extreme opposition to women’s and LGBTQI people’s health and rights, rendering him unfit to execute the Bureau’s mission of “promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights.”

Expanded Attacks on Abortion, UN Commission on the Status of Women, Human Rights Reports, and the President’s Budget Proposal

  • March 27, 2019

The US once again expands the Global Gag Rule, CSW ends with new commitments to women's rights, and President Trump releases his 2020 budget. All this and more in the latest edition of the Trumping Women's Rights Digest.

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights, the Deadly Global Gag Rules Comes Home, and Women’s “Empowerment”

  • March 7, 2019

Congress introduces a bill to enshrine reproductive rights as human rights while the administration moves to implement a dangerous Domestic Gag Rule and misses the mark on women's empowerment. All this and more in the latest edition of the Trumping Women's Rights Digest.

Abortion Politics Are Isolating the US at the United Nations

  • March 6, 2019

Trump’s sustained anti-abortion campaign at the UN—a blatant effort to cater to the demands of an ultraconservative, one-issue voting bloc—has put global progress for women and girls at risk, and undermined America’s position as a world leader and human rights advocate.

Global HER Act, Scheming at the UN, and Religious Refusals

  • February 7, 2019

Is this the end of the Global Gag Rule? Why did the US try to block Bachelet's appointment to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights? And, how is the administration using religion to undermine access to health care? Find out in the edition of the Trumping Women's Rights Digest.