Tuesday, October 03, 2006

UN Tries to Force Abortion on Member Nations

In an effort to make abortion an international human right, certain committees of the United Nations have been pressuring countries to change their abortion laws. It's been going on for years, but pro-family groups are now shining the light on the UN's strong-arm tactics. "They use these treaty bodies, these monitoring bodies, to get nations to actually resend their laws that prohibit abortion," explained Susan Yoshihara, executive vice president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM). "The way they're doing it is by misinterpreting the treaties." Thomas Jacobson, UN liaison for Focus on the Family Action, led the first public briefing at the UN headquarters to expose the agenda of various compliance committees. "They have been following an additional tangent of pushing abortion, prostitution, sexual rights and so forth on countries," he told Family News in Focus.

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