Friday 24 April 2009

UN racism meeting avoids abortion issue

A current United Nations meeting on racism will not include any pro-abortion language in its final declaration, SPUC lobbyists report. We have had two people at the Durban Review Conference in Geneva and their brief has been to ensure that the so-called outcome document would not be revised at the last minute to include wording which promoted abortion.

SPUC's Peter Smith writes from Switzerland: "At many UN conferences, regardless of the subject matter, there is wording put into the outcome document to promote abortion. That has not happened here and this is good news for pro-lifers."

The conference, which ends today, has been reviewing progress since the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.