On the occasion of the UN General Assembly, 19 countries united on September 23 to openly oppose international attacks on life and family. In the joint statement, they denied the existence of any international abortion rights and opposed sex education policies that did not respect parental rights and beliefs. On the same day, Donald Trump told the United Nations at the forum: “Americans will never get tired of defending innocent lives.”
The alliance was formed under the initiative of the United States, bringing together Russia, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Saudi Arabia and Egypt. They represent more than 1.3 billion people.
Making a clear statement at this level is unprecedented. At the forthcoming International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi in November, it often prevented the United Nations from making any new efforts to promote abortion. The conference will be the latest in a series of long-term events initiated by Margaret Sanger, the founder of family planning, in 1927, when Margaret Sanger was the most in the new Malthusian circle. Active characters. They tried to convince Western governments to limit population growth in poor countries to avoid political and economic imbalances. As a result, the spread of contraception and abortion has become a priority for institutions such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is organizing the conference.
After this diplomatic failure, in order to circumvent the country, senior officials and United Nations experts met informally with representatives of non-governmental organizations in Glen Cove in December 1996. They then adopted a new strategy to use non-governmental organizations to link abortions to existing rights or vague concepts such as “sexual rights and reproductive rights” through mechanisms of the United Nations Committee (the committees with which these experts participate). Elements, to introduce them into international law. . This is a question of quietly inoculation of abortion in the official interpretation of the United Nations treaty. The strategy was a success. In October last year, experts from the Human Rights Committee adopted a reference text proposing on-demand abortion as a human right (general comment No. 36).
In addition to promoting abortion, these 19 countries also oppose the invasion of the family by the administration, especially in the area of sex education. They explained that they only support this type of education when it “focuses on the protective role of the family in this education and does not tolerate the harmful sexual risks of young people”. In other words, this kind of sex education must not infringe on the rights and beliefs of parents or incite dangerous behavior. Countries also recalled that, according to the principles of international law, “the family is the basic institution of society and should therefore be supported and strengthened”. They did not say so clearly that they responded to various Western attempts to weaken the law’s allegations against natural families.
This statement may be surprising in Western Europe, but it does not violate international law guaranteeing the right to life, parental rights and family protection. In fact, international law not only obliges States to protect human life without discrimination, but also has an obligation to prevent the use of abortion and the protection of the family.
Therefore, the Declaration reminds people of international law and also calls on United Nations agencies to make orders, especially to the European Union, to express a clear indication of any refusal to promote any abortion and immoral sexual education programme.