UNd o i n g   R e p r o d u c t i v e   Fr e e d o m  Christian Right NGOs Target the United Nations POLITICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES   2006 15 National Right to Life Committee 512 10th St. NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 626-8800 http://www.nrlc.org While the NRLC’s mission has always been to advocate for the end to legalized abortion in the United States, its publishing and advertising arm, the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, has been involved interna- tionally as an NGO at the UN since 1999. Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations 25 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016-0903 (212) 370-7885 http://www.holyseemission.org As a recognized sovereign state, the Vatican has main- tained its permanent observer status at the UN since 1964, advocating for a range of social justice issues such as the eradication of poverty and world peace. At the same time it also represents the Roman Catholic Church’s conservative positions on matters of human sexuality and end-of-live issues like euthanasia and suicide. Population Research Institute 1190 Progress Drive, Suite 2D P.O. Box 1559 Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 622-5240 http://www.pop.org Founded by HLI’s Rev. Paul Marx, this “think tank” has largely been a voice box for its president Steven Mosher who in a fundraising letter  has said he hopes to “drive the final nail into the coffin of UN population fund abortionists.” A central campaign has been to defund UNFPA itself by lobbying Congress to withhold U.S. contributions. United Families International PO Box 2630 Gilbert, AZ 85299-2630 (480) 632-5450 http://www.unitedfamilies.org Despite being housed in offices far from New York, UFI maintains an active presence at UN conferences and vigorously advises other anti-abortion, “pro-family” NGOs. They have distributed their “The Pro-Family U.N. Negotiating Guide” to all UN delegates. World Family Policy Center 515 JRCB J Reuben Clark Law School Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 (801) 422-5192 http://www.law2.byu.edu/wfpc/ Designed to support “pro-family” NGOs and UN delegates from its location at Brigham Young University, the WFPC has provided a megaphone to its managing director on leave, Richard Wilkins and a chance for Mormons to become involved with international family policy. Wilkins headed the planning team that organized the Doha International Conference for the Family.