Marlowe's Shade

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Inhuman Rights

How's this for an interesting juxtaposition of headlines (as seen on LifeSite):

EU Commissioner calls on Europeans to have More Children

A European Commissioner warned that the continent’s low birthrate is one of three most pressing issues facing the European Union.

“The collapse of social policies in support of working women and families has increased the burden on women, and contributed to the depression of fertility rates,” a press release from the office of the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities stated.

Followed by:

Global Abortion Rights Being Pushed for in United Nations Treaty on Rights of Disabled

The United Nations General Assembly Committee is currently drafting the first-ever treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities. The latest discussions center around an article of the convention which pro-life UN lobbyists suggest is amazingly yet another instance of the extreme push for abortion 'rights' worldwide.

Article 21 calls on nations to provide for the right to "health and rehabilitation" for disabled persons. However, article 21 includes a subsection defining such a right as including "reproductive health services" which according to admitted UN understanding includes abortion. Article 21, subsection 'a' states nations shall: "provide persons with disabilities with the same range and standard of health and rehabilitation services as provided other citizens, including sexual and reproductive health services."

And this:

Amnesty International to Consider Pushing for Global Right to Abortion

Amnesty International (AI) is to consider pushing abortion as a human right at its biennial International Council Meeting (ICM) beginning next week. The August 14-20 ICM with representatives from the fifty AI branches worldwide will consider altering the organization's neutral stance on abortion.

Amnesty International's current policy on abortion states: "AI takes no position on whether or not women have a right to choose to terminate unwanted pregnancies; there is no generally accepted right to abortion in international human rights law."

I'm tempted to file this under "They just don't get it", but I have a gut feeling there is more to this. I think global abortion is actually seen as a solution to diminishing European populations. In other words, we're killing our children, now you unenlightened underdeveloped peoples have to start killing yours. And since most non-Western societies (excepting China) actually value their children, the international pro-abortion cabal are tying this agenda to more popular ones like disability and human rights. The cynicism of this is beyond Machiavellian.
papijoe 6:48 AM