Tuesday 10 March 2009

Obama administration proposes pro-abortion agenda at UN meeting

President Obama's new administration has joined forces with extreme pro-abortion campaigners to push a far-reaching anti-life agenda at the United Nations this week, reports Pat Buckley, who has been lobbying in New York on behalf of SPUC.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is meeting at UN headquarters in New York (pictured) to agree on how the world should guide men and women in their respective roles at home and at work. The draft conclusion document , which has a focus on HIV/AIDs, is currently under negotiations until the end of this week. The new US administration is working to introduce pro-abortion language into the document.

The US, under its new pro-abortion president, is calling for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights, which is likely to be interpreted to include abortion on demand. In addition, the US is also calling for a review of all national laws to ensure they comply with international human rights instruments, a process that could be misused by extreme pro-abortion campaigners to force countries to remove restrictions on abortion.

Pat Buckley commented: "The world needs to know just how extreme are the pro-abortion campaigners lobbying at the UN this week. They are demanding a universal right to kill innocent children in the womb. We call upon nation-states, religious leaders and concerned commentators to condemn the radicalised agenda of the US delegation and its extremist mentors."