Loading
‘Abortion not a human right’, US tells UN conference

.- The United States is demanding that the United Nations adopt an amendment to a 10-year-old landmark platform on women’s rights, stating that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion, reported The Associated Press. About 6,000 advocates from international women’s groups and representatives from more than 100 countries are meeting in New York for the next two weeks to assess how governments have implemented the U.N.’s 1995 action plan, designed to achieve the equality of the sexes. The meeting began Sunday.

The 150-page platform was designed at a U.N. women's conference in Beijing. At the end of that conference, delegates had asked governments to review laws that punish women for having abortions.

But at an informal closed-door meeting Feb. 24, before the current conference got under way, the United States voiced its concerns that the Beijing platform legalized the right to abortion as a human right.

The U.S. proposed an amendment Feb. 25 that would reaffirm the Beijing declaration, but only "while reaffirming that they do not create any new international human rights, and that they do not include the right to abortion."


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

A state without territory elects new government
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Jul
24

Liturgical Calendar

July 24, 2014

Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:10-17

Gospel
Date
07/24/14
07/23/14
07/20/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8, 12-13
Gospel:: Mt 13: 10-17

Saint of the Day

St. Charbel Makhlouf »

Saint
Date
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 13:10-17

Homily
Date
07/24/14
07/23/14
07/21/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: