By Elaine Donnelly
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Parents whose spouses flee overseas with their children called Thursday for the federal government to put sanctions on countries that don't help get those children returned, saying it should be considered a human-trafficking issue, not merely a family dispute.
Reflecting mounting frustration over the lack of press coverage of inner-city Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's murder trial, a group of pro-life House members took to the floor to denounce what they call a "national media cover-up" of the sensational case.
A bill to provide federal funding to churches and nonprofits tied to religious organizations has passed the House, over the objections of one Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, who found it unconstitutional.
With a slogan created especially for the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists are expected to swarm the Mall on Friday for the annual March for Life.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry this week lashed out at U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke,accusing him of meddling in China's domestic affairs after he questioned its policies toward Tibet, where Buddhist monks have been burning themselves to death to protest Chinese rule.
China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, a report by a congressional commission says.
China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, says a report by a congressional commission.
Seeking to carve out foreign-policy differences with President Obama, rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he wants to impose a bargain on countries seeking U.S. foreign aid: open economies to trade and investment in exchange for American taxpayers' generosity.
President Obama on Friday gave seven countries listed by the State Department as doing little to control human trafficking — including Libya and Saudi Arabia — a pass on government-mandated sanctions and a loss of foreign aid, citing national security concerns.
The failure of the White House to enforce threatened sanctions against countries that the State Department has accused of doing little to control human trafficking is "appalling," with the Obama administration — much like the George W. Bush administration before it — using "every loophole possible" to issue waivers to avoid punishing the offending nations by cutting U.S. aid, according to elected officials, human rights activists and others.
At a House hearing punctuated by the wails of a Chinese woman mourning a baby that was forcibly aborted 17 years ago, lawmakers said there were signs that increased domestic and international pressure on Chinese officials to end the country's one-child policy was beginning to have an effect.
Southern California's landmark Crystal Cathedral has been given a new name as the evangelical church transforms into a Catholic cathedral.
The Obama administration Thursday found itself on the defensive over its handling of a blind Chinese dissident at the center of a diplomatic firestorm between Washington and Beijing, as confusion over the fate of Chen Guangcheng only deepened in both capitals.
The author of the nation's laws to protect human-trafficking victims said Wednesday he supports Catholic bishops in their efforts to overturn a federal judge's ruling and correct what they view as an "abuse of power" by the Obama administration.
In the recent column "Premeditated murder of newborns" (Commentary, Tuesday) Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, rhetorically asks why so many who claim to be proponents of human rights systematically dehumanize and exclude the weakest and most vulnerable beings from legal protection.
He said he will introduce a bill that proposes sanctions on noncompliant nations, such as cutting off foreign aid, canceling state visits and limiting trade with the nation.
Chairman Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, said the U.S. needs to beef up its diplomatic options in fighting parental abduction, a common problem that walks the delicate tightrope of cultural nuances, legal delays and diplomatic ties.