New York City, N.Y., Apr 3, 2012 / 01:16 am
Amid controversy over the “rights” to contraception and abortion, the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its 56th annual meeting without reaching the necessary agreement for a concluding document.
A Holy See delegation which attended the gathering argued that expanding the definition of family planning “amounts to a wholesale attempt at rewriting history to advance an agenda disrespectful of marriage and the family.”
The U.N. Commission’s closing meeting, held on March 15, ended without adopting the normal “agreed conclusions.”
This unusual outcome was due to the U.S. delegation’s attempt to expand the definition of “family planning” that has been used for nearly two decades to include “modern forms of contraception.”