Sunday 3 May 2009

UN children's agency promotes abortion

The United Nations has reportedly been trying to stop the Dominican Republic from adopting a constitution which would protect human life from conception. In March Mr Nils Kastberg (left), the UN children’s fund’s director for Latin America and the Caribbean, asked legislators to liberalise abortion. The Swede used the customary argument that banning terminations led to women’s doing unsafe things. Happily, lawmakers of all parties seem to be ignoring his pleas and the measure is making good progress. It’s tragic that, of all UN bodies, the supposedly pro-child agency should be promoting the destruction of the unborn.