And we’re back. This week marks the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) and on this cloudy, breezy Manhattan day, delegates from around the globe have gathered at UN Headquarters to discuss and debate policies and strategies to better serve the populations of the world. Or one would hope.
At last year’s CPD, I watched and listened as the most radical elements within the international abortion industry and lobby hijacked the proceedings in an attempt to yet again push the wants of the first world over the needs of the developing one.
When in the ensuing months after that CPD meeting I saw and heard reports of the mushrooming refugee crises in Syria, Latin American and several African Nations, I wondered if those radical feminists who had gathered in Manhattan were taking note. Did they stop to consider the damage they may have caused the women in these areas of conflict with their posturing and faux outrage over so-called Reproductive Rights? I had hoped they had.
This week’s discussions at the UN will surround a review of the progress made on the International Conference on Population and Development’s (ICPD) Programme of Action 20 years after its adoption in Cairo, Egypt. That’s great – but men, women and children are still dying and migrating in and from the aforementioned wars and conflicts – as well as from the looming genocide in the Central African Republic that some say might rival the atrocities committed in Rwanda in the 1990s if left unchecked.
Will the purveyors of abortion put away their curettes long enough to take notice and fight for these women? I had hoped they would. Unfortunately, this is the full-page ad in the New York Times that greeted the participants to this year’s CPD.
“Abortion is not a crime – it’s a right” the ad claims without mere mention of how much money these pro-abortion business stand to gain with more liberalized abortion laws.
And that’s all they have to offer the mother in Damascus whose husband is dead and whose children are hungry and ill fed. This is what they want for the young girl in the Central African Republic who is hiding in a closet in fear for her life. This is all they will push for as young women in Venezuela are shot in the head for simply speaking out for freedom.
They believe that life will be that much better for all of these (and millions of other) women in crisis if they could just have access to abortion.
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The more things change at the UN – the more they don’t. For a much more insightful read on this push for universal access to abortion please read Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues take on what the abortion lobby is doing.
We who fight for life and dignity for all women covet your prayers.
Reports to follow.
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.