UN Pro-Life Action Alert...IMMEDIATE and GLOBAL Call for Groups to Act Today...
I received this message today from Austin Ruse, President of C-FAM, an institute helping to advocate to the United Nations today for more basic human rights worldwide--including but not limited to the right to life. It isn't too late, this is taking place today, this afternoon. The MSM doesn't tell us much about this at all, but there are forces inside the UN that are stridently fighting for worldwide abortion legalization laws, as though that is a standard, fundamental human right for humankind.
I just think of the many women already being damaged by abortion and simply cannot fathom this globalization mentality.
Please send the very brief email now if you are part of/represent a group which agrees with the manifest below:
We are up to 400 groups who have signed the document below that will be presented at the UN on Friday afternoon. It is vital that this number go higher...and that we hear from AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA, AND ASIA. We also need to hear from Spain.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS A CALL FOR ORGANIZATIONS ONLY. IT IS NOT FOR INDIVIDUALS.
IF YOU ARE CONNECTED TO AN ORGANIZATION OF ANY SIZE OR PURPOSE, YOU CAN SIGN THIS DOCUMENT THAT WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE UN AND WILL HAVE A POWERFUL EFFECT IN STOPPING ABORTION FROM ENTERING INTO THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
If your ORGANIZATION can sign this document (scroll down to read it), ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEND AN EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org. All the email has to say is the name of your group and the country of origin, and that you/your group supports this document. [The groups' names will be aggregated and sent to the United Nations as a whole list.]
The document below will be presented at a vital UN meeting today. It will likely be the only pro-life, pro-family document presented prior to the Millennium Summit.
Below is the one-page document we are asking your group to endorse....groups only, no individuals.
Recommendations Regarding the Draft Outcome Document of the UN World Summit of September 2005
Too much of the world’s population continues to live in poverty, suffer under corrupt governments, and struggle to survive in the face of disease and food shortages. While the 2005 World Summit will focus on a broad agenda, we the undersigned believe the following principles are most critical to producing international resolve and an outcome document that will substantially advance security, human rights and development for all nations of the world.
WE MAINTAIN THAT:
As numerous economic studies including those by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund conclude, economic assistance alone cannot spur development.
The economic futures of developing countries lie predominantly in their own hands through the policies that they choose to adopt and enforce.
Countries should adopt policies that are most likely to facilitate private sector led economic growth and development: economic freedom, good governance and the rule of law.
Focusing on arbitrary targets for government assistance ignores the critical role of the private sector. Development will not occur unless developing and developed countries alike open their markets and encourage private investment and entrepreneurship.
WE MAINTAIN THAT:
The promotion of human rights is too important a task to be entrusted to nations with notoriously poor human rights records.
No nation subject to UN Security Council sanctions for human rights abuses should be allowed a seat on the UN Human Rights Commission or any other international body charged with promoting human rights.
Family, Civil Society & Health
The family is the basic unit of society and as such it should be strengthened. Marriage between a man and a woman is the primary building block of the family and a time-honored pillar of civilization; its importance to the welfare of all family members, especially children, is unparalleled.
Maternal mortality has not decreased since the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. Maternal health is further threatened by such abuses as female genital mutilation, rape, and state-coerced family planning. We strongly condemn these practices as violations of human rights and dignity. Moreover, the misinterpretation of terms like “reproductive health,” “reproductive health services,” and “reproductive rights” often has impeded progress and diverted attention from the goal of reducing maternal mortality and improving basic health care. They have also been used by a UN treaty implementation committee to undermine the values and sovereignty of individual nations. Such language was not in the Millennium Declaration and has no purpose in this document.
Reducing maternal mortality is best accomplished by improving basic health care for women, prenatal education and care, basic and emergency obstetric care, and trained birth attendants.
WE RESOLVE TO:
Help developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to good governance, the rule of law, and investing in their people.
Work with other members of the international community in good standing to transform the discredited Human Rights Commission into a body that upholds the highest standards of human rights.
Pursue policies for sustainable development that strengthen the family as the institution that provides the greatest social and economic stability for men, women, and children, and emphasize the importance of marital fidelity and premarital abstinence in every effort to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Improve maternal health through better nutrition, hygiene, and access to basic medication such as antibiotics, and reduce maternal mortality by improving basic health care for women, including prenatal and obstetric care.