by Kelli
I am not a fan of the United Nations.
Thumbnail image for unfpa.jpgFirst there is the United Nations Population Fund, which tacitly supports China’s one-child policy that includes forced abortions and sterilizations.
Then there is the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which encourages minor abortions while opposing parental notification laws worldwide, stating in 2003, “Legislatures should remove legal restrictions to access of abortion and family planning services to adolescents,” and “[P]arental consent for abortion services… can dissuade an adolescent from seeking a proper medical procedure and leave them to seek alternative, illegal and unsafe abortions elsewhere.”…

The UN is known for going against cultural and religious norms by pushing contraception and small family sizes, which also contributes to the acceptability of abortion worldwide.
Thumbnail image for UN-LOGO copy.jpgYet, inexplicably, while the UN pushes for parents to have fewer children, it meanwhile attempts to wrest the rights of parents over born children.
Currently being debated right now is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, one of the most insidious pieces of legislation to emerge from this self-anointed purveyor of “rights.”
Among the guiding principles of the Convention are “non-discrimination; adherence to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development….” (emphasis added)
How hypocritical to promote the “right to life” for the world’s children when the UN would prefer those children never be conceived or carried to term in the first place. But what’s really frightening is the “participation” guideline of the Convention (again, emphasis added):

Children are entitled to the freedom to express opinions and to have a say in matters affecting their social, economic, religious, cultural and political life. Participation rights include the right to express opinions and be heard, the right to information and freedom of association….
… [P]arents in particular should tailor the issues they discuss, the way in which they answer questions and discipline methods to the age and maturity of the individual child.

Remember, we are talking about minors here. Children. According to the UN, parents are unqualified to make decisions regarding their own children – unless the parents are choosing to prevent their births.
boxer.jpgUnabashed pro-abort Sen. Barbara Boxer (pictured right) of CA is pushing for the Convention to be ratified here in the US.
According to Fox News, Boxer had this to say:

“Children deserve basic human rights … and the convention protects children’s rights by setting some standards here so that the most vulnerable people of society will be protected.”

The Fox article is worth reading in its entirety. When you hear a pro-abort attempting to sound pro-life, you know something’s up.
Any governing body that urges citizens to contracept and abort and then seeks the right to dictate parenting techniques to those same citizens is not to be trusted.
JLS note: Kelli has a more detailed post on this topic at her blog, SoapboxFive.
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