Document reveals basic dishonesty and manipulation by pro-abort
groups at U.N.
NEW YORK, December 5, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A leaked top secret
document detailing the international plans of one of the most powerful
pro-abortion organizations has confirmed long-standing suspicions that
pro-abortion organizations worldwide are planning to force all countries
to provide abortion-on-demand through international law.
The over-60-page document, which has been revealed by the Catholic
Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam), details the reports coming
from a late-October meeting where the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)
sets out its international strategy including a list of pro-abortion
contacts around the world with whom CRR is scheming.
C-Fam Vice President Douglas Sylva told LifeSiteNews.com that the
documents "confirm the warnings of numerous pro-life organizations and
researchers who have pointed out that a coordinated effort was underway
to use international treaty and court decisions to foist pro-abortion
legislation on countries, even those countries which currently have
pro-life laws." As seen in the recent American court decision striking
down the Texas sodomy law, international court decisions are used as
precedents for domestic cases and allowing manipulative interpretations
The CRR documentation does not hide the coercive nature of the
movement's intentions. The documentation states plainly that the "overarching
goal is to ensure that governments worldwide guarantee reproductive
rights out of an understanding that they are bound to do so." The
document indicates that CRR is working to expand the interpretation of
internationally-accepted rights such as the right to health, and freedom
from discrimination and ending violence against women, to include
abortion. CRR admits the surreptitious nature of their maneuvers: ""there
is a stealth quality to the work: we are achieving incremental
recognition of values without a huge amount of scrutiny from the
The document reveals a basic dishonesty and manipulation about the
public workings of CRR and related pro-abortion groups which work at the
United Nations as NGOs. Sylva told LifeSiteNews.com, "This should be a
wake-up call, not just for the pro-life world but, for anyone concerned
about sovereignty and honesty in international negotiations."
While CRR and related groups claim to be working for the advancement
of women's health and similar issues, their underlying agenda is to see
to it that those same rights are interpreted to include abortion and
thus for a pro-life country to forbid abortion would mean it denies
women 'health care'.