The Mainstream Media in general and The New York Times in particular have set their crosshairs on the Holy See and their pro-life allies by accusing them of obstructionism during the negotiations on the outcome document for the United Nations 57th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Nothing could be further from the truth. The EU and the US and THEIR pro-abortion allies are the obstructionists by calling for the deletion of human rights language taken from several UN founding documents such as the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration and other human rights instruments. They don’t even want them referenced!
The following is from the text of a paragraph offered by the Holy See at last week’s negotiations:
“Reaffirming the obligation of all States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and reaffirming also that discrimination on the basis of sex is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, … and other international human rights instruments and that its elimination is an integral part of efforts towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women.”
The Declarations enumerated by the Holy See demonstrate that the instruments for the protection of women are already in place within the structure of UN documents and The Holy See simply asked that these documents be reaffirmed and implemented.
This was not an obstructive act.
But because some of these treaties and Declarations include language that recognizes the “inherent right to life, liberty and security of persons” the radical and extreme pro-abortion elements within the European Union and the delegation of the United States have blocked it and moved to have these treaties, even a mere mention of them, deleted from the current document.
This is obstructionism, and because of it, the negotiations may now have stalled – not because of the Holy See, but because of the EU and the US.
Predictably and on cue, The New York Times published an op-ed yesterday bemoaning the slow negotiating process, and instead of accurately reporting on the proceedings, they reverted to invoking a string of rapes in India and shootings in Pakistan and then decried that this type of violence will continue because Russia, Iran and the Holy See are “trying to eliminate language in a draft communiqué asserting that the familiar excuses — religion, custom, tradition — cannot be used by governments to duck their obligation to eliminate violence.” Seriously!
Lost to the Times editorial board is that it isn’t just the Holy See, Russia and Iran who are objecting to new and previously non-negotiated language that would be used to aggressively promote abortion worldwide and do next to nothing to curb further violence against women – it’s that many Muslim, Latin-American, and even some European countries object as well.
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They failed to mention that “the stall” has in fact been caused because of American and European Union efforts to continue to push their failed social experimentations on the rest of the world.
Would that the EU and US delegations not fear the “inherent right to life” of all persons and stop playing politics at the expense of women’s safety world wide and that the New York Times would on occasion report the truth.
What a world that would be.
LifeNews.com Note: Raimundo Rojas is the director of Hispanic outreach for the National Right to Life Committee. He is a former president of Florida Right to Life and has presented the pro-life message to millions in Spanish-language media outlets. He represents NRLC at the United Nations as an NGO. Rojas was born in Santiago de las Vegas, Havana, Cuba and he and his family escaped to the United States in 1968.