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March 07, 2005

Dumb...or smart?

From LifeNews:

The United States ultimately dropped its efforts to attach an amendment to a UN document restating support for advancing women's rights saying such rights do not include abortion. However, pro-life advocates see the situation as a victory as leading pro-abortion countries admitted no international right to abortion exists.

Despite giving up on the amendment, the Bush administration says it was able to gain concessions from many nations by having them admit that the document is abortion neutral.

U.S. Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey told reporters that nations agree abortion decisions should be made at the national and not the international level.

"Whatever happens in the next day or two, I think one of the things that has been very clearly established that should give a lot of comfort to concerned Americans is that virtually every country said we interpret it the same as you -- we interpret that these are issues of national sovereignty," Sauerbrey said.

I'm not sure if this was one of those, “we failed to get what we asked for,” kinda deals or one of those “we demanded two because we could then ‘compromise’ and get one, which is what we really wanted in the first place,” kinda deals.

Posted by Jack Lewis at March 7, 2005 09:27 AM

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