.- During its 32nd biannual meeting, the controversial UN Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women recommended the country of Paraguay review its laws against abortion and opt for a separation of Church and State from an âanti-Christian perspective.â The Committee was created by the UN to verify the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. Its authority has been freely ratified by each nation.
Due to the markedly pro-abortion and feminist leanings of the Committee, numerous pro-life organizations have pressured their respective nations to abstain from ratifying its protocol, which would give the Committee the ability to interfere in internal politics.
According to the news agency Noticias Globales, during the last meeting of the Committee in New York from January 10-28, its âexpertsâ expressed their concern for âthe connection between high maternal mortality rates and the criminalization of abortion under national laws that have not yet been struck down.â
According to the Committee, many women obtain clandestine abortions under unhygienic conditions and the mortality of women as a result of unsafe abortions continues to be a very serious problem, and âeven more serious is the inaction of the government in this matter.â
The report by Noticias Globales stated, âQuite some time ago feminism took a markedly anti-Catholic turn. For lesbian feminists, who ignore the natural order that is common to all men and women regardless of their religion, itâs the Church that prevents the âdevelopment of womenâs human rights,â such as reproductive and sexual rights (abortion, contraception, and homosexuality).â
âFor them, the âseparationâ between Church and State is more a totalitarian attempt to pull up the Christian roots of society through a renewed ideological persecution against Christians,â the report warned.
Committee âexpertâ Salma Khan expressed âgreat concern for the high maternal mortality rate, a result of the lack of family planning services and because of illegal abortionsâ in Paraguay, and she told the delegation that according to the Convention women should have complete access to family planning services,â that is, to unrestricted abortion.
Therefore, she ârecommended the Paraguayan government reconsider the legalization of abortion and reform its current legislation.â Likewise she insisted Paraguay âboost its sex-ed programs and family planning services.â