The U.S. has reluctantly given up trying to stop a U.N. declaration that enshrines abortion as a human right:
After withdrawing an unpopular anti-abortion amendment from a key U.N. document, the United States joined in approving the declaration that reaffirmed a 150-page platform agreed 10 years ago at a landmark U.N. women's conference in Beijing.However, the behavior of abortion supporters was a bit less sophisticated than one might have expected:
Jeers and catcalls greeted the top U.S. delegate to a global women's conference on Friday as she stressed Washington's opposition to abortion and support for sexual abstinence and fidelity.Other delegates laid out the rationale for the pro-abortion position:
...U.S. delegate Ellen Sauerbrey drew boos from the audience, which included some of the 6,000 activists who came from around the world, when she commented on Washington's interpretation of the document.
...The loudest catcalls, unusual at the world body, came when she articulated U.S. policy on AIDS prevention for adolescents...
...Mary Ann Dantuono, the Vatican delegate, was interrupted by shouts when she said the Catholic Church "would have preferred a clearer statement emphasizing that the Beijing documents cannot be interpreted as creating new human rights including the right to abortion."
"The text of Beijing is unequivocally clear. We should not spend hours splitting hairs over phrases that mean the same thing," said New Zealand's U.N. Ambassador Don Mackay, speaking for his country, Canada and Australia. He said the Beijing document included a woman's right to control her sexuality.I can see why the U.N. would be in favor of abortion. After all, it's a convenient way to get rid of all the unwanted pregnancies caused by its shameful worldwide rape scandal.
But saying abortion is a way to control your sexuality is like saying liposuction is a way to control your eating habits.