Pro-Abortion Language at U.N.
The United States Mission to the United Nations is being accused of
pressuring pro-life countries to sign onto a document on maternal
mortality that stresses abortion and birth control.
Peter Smith with the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children and
Jeanne Head of the National Right to Life Committee say the U.S.
delegation, at the direction of the Obama administration, is pressuring
other countries to drop their objections to pro-abortion language in
“We were told by different people that the U.S. was applying pressure
to these countries who were pro-life,” Smith said.
Head agreed: “Some were not allowed to put things in; they were
pressured not to put things in. I would say it was pressure by stealth.”
Measures to reduce maternal mortality have been known and practiced in
the West for decades. They include blood transfusions, antibiotics for
infection and treatment for high blood pressure. Life advocates are
quick to add they do not include abortion.
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