SUNDAY
January 7, 2001
volume 12, no. 7
Anti-Life Bias at UN Conferences Examined

    NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - The manifest bias of the United Nations against pro-life groups has gained media attention. Following a press release by the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam), mainstream media outlets published stories noting that the upcoming conference on "child rights" has severely restricted access by pro-life groups.

    Officials of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) have ordered that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) be limited to two representatives each in closed negotiating sessions at a New York summit in September. C-Fam notes that the restriction is a tactic by the organizers to rid the pro-lifers from the negotiations since they have only a very small number of accredited groups.

    An editorial in Canada's National Post clearly illustrated the bias as it said, "Though the delegates will come from far and wide, they will not represent anything close to a true cross-section of world political opinion." The editorial says that at prior UN conferences, "anti-abortion NGO delegates were outnumbered by abortion supporters by a ratio of some 230-to-1, which compares starkly to the 6-to-4 or 7-to-3 ratio of pro-abortion to anti-abortion poll numbers typical in First World countries."

    The conference on child rights is set to push for sex education, abortion, and a severe curb in parental rights.

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January 7, 2001
volume 12, no. 7
News on the Church in the USA



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