UN Official Mocks the Holy See at Abortion Conference in Philippines
NEW YORK, February 14 (C-FAM) Senior UN officials disparaged the Holy See and dismissed nations as subordinate to UN bureaucrats at a controversial conference in the Philippines. Pro-lifers picketed outside and filed a lawsuit against the conference for advocating a criminal act.
A judge declined to halt the meeting, calling it an academic discussion. According to the ruling, “[i]t was not shown by plaintiff that abortion is being practiced, tolerated, or encouraged.” Abortion is illegal in the Philippines. [Therefore…]
James Imbong, attorney for Pro-Life Philippines, disagreed. “Most of the talks are about right to abortion. How can there be right to abortion when abortion is a crime based on Philippine laws?”
One speaker criticized the Holy See for blocking an international right to abortion at the landmark 1994 Cairo conference on population. Nafis Sadik, former head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and current special advisor to the UN Secretary-General, obliquely referenced the Holy See as the reason abortion was not accepted as a right: “I won’t name the particular country, but maybe all of you know it, that particular country with a very small population of only men.”
Yet another high-level UN advisor said sex education should be evaluated not by its success but whether it follows UN directives. [?!? Because it’s the UN which determines good and bad.] …
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