We're supposed to be heading for Mars and yet we can't even get our relationships right. I know some may want to pin this on third world countries but it happens right here in America.
International Level: New Activist / Political Participation: 21 2.1%
UN chief lauds global fight against human trafficking
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the global initiatives against the trafficking of human beings, saying the measures are helping liberate those who are exploited and bringing to justice perpetrators of the crime.
Source: UN News Centre - Law, Crime Prevention
Action urged after boat slavery claims
A United Nations expert on human trafficking has called for New Zealand to act over allegations of slavery on foreign charter boats fishing mainly Maori quotas in the country's exclusive economic zone. Ref. Source 2
Sex Trafficking Victim Escapes, Was Forced to Undergo Abortion
Shocking new statistics have been produced in England after a pro-life organization won its bid to make some abortion numbers public that the government had failed to disclose concerning abortions on disabled babies.
The numbers reveal, thousands of babies victimized by abortion merely because they were mentally or physically disabled - including 500 abortions done on unborn children who have Down syndrome. In total, 2,290 abortions were done on disabled babies with 147 done after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
The London Daily Mail indicates the statistics for England and Wales came after the Department of Health followed a Freedom of Information Request from the Pro Life Alliance, which won a 5-year battle to make the figures public and the figures are the first in over 10 years. The ways in which disabled babies are targeted by abortion makes it clear why the government was reluctant to make them available.
Julia Millington, spokeswoman for the ProLife Alliance, told the newspaper, "This is a great victory for transparency and freedom of speech and we are delighted that full information about the justification for late abortions is now being made available in the same detail as it was in 2001."
The abortion numbers showed 482 babies aborted who had Down syndrome, including 10 aborted after 24 weeks; 123 babies who died in abortions with the nervous disorder spina bifida; abortions were done on 181 babies who had a club foot or other musculoskeletal problems, including 8 killed after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Seven babies who had cleft palates were victims of abortion.
"The ProLife Alliance is opposed to all abortion at any stage in pregnancy, but terminating the lives of babies at gestational ages when they could survive is always particularly horrifying," Millington told the newspaper. "We have always argued that if these abortions are permitted under law, there should be no attempt whatsoever to hide details of the numbers or justifications." Ref. Source 1
Modern Slavery In The USA
"I know grave diggers," he'd say when he came to collect her 30 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour later. "We could just throw you in a hole when they're burying someone else." At the time, Keisha, now 31, was considered a delinquent. Now lawmakers are beginning to recognize she was a slave. Ref. Source 5
Mexican authorities have rescued 165 kidnap victims who had been held in the northeastern border state of Tamaulipas for weeks, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday.
A majority of the victims -- 150 -- are Central American migrants. Another 14 are Mexican nationals, and one is from India, the ministry said.
They were held captive for as many as three weeks, officials said.
Drug cartels that operate in the area are known to have kidnapped migrants in the past and requested ransoms for their release. Ref.
I am glad that these people were freed from captivity. I am happy to know that the drug cartel or who ever was holding them for money is not going to receive that money now.