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June 30, 2005

UN shuts Pro-Life groups out of abortion discussion

From LifeNews:

At the end of last week, hundreds of organizations met at the United Nations for discussions with the General Assembly about the upcoming Millennium Summit +5 population conference. Pro-life groups hoped to attend the meeting, which could affect the international status of abortion, but were shut out by UN officials.
A handpicked panel of UN officials signed off on the groups that could participate in the talks and prevented every leading pro-life group that lobbies there, including the National Right to Life Committee and the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute.

Jeanne Head, NRLC's representative at the UN, told LifeNews.com that the talks were sponsored by Canada, Finland and Norway, which back legal abortion. She said leaders of the panel discussion "obviously were determined to exclude any dissent from the numerous pro-life and pro-family organizations, including NRLC, who applied to participate."

UN officials billed the meetings as "informal interactive hearings" with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which isn't normally how the UN conducts its business. Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette described the new talks as a "significant new step in the way the United Nations relates to civil society."

Why in the world are we still a part of that organization?!? The UN has been exposed over and over again as a sick joke. It's a waste of our time, and taxpayers' money to have anything to do with it. This incident just further shows that.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 30, 2005 08:43 AM

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