UN Adopts 2030 Agenda; Push for Abortion Begins / UN “Experts” Visit US; Denounce Laws Against Abortion

UN Adopts 2030 Agenda; Push for Abortion Begins Thursday, October 29, 2015 The world has adopted an ambitious plan to change the world in “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, and 169 targets with indicators still to be determined, are meant for all countries and for all people and purport to “leave no one behind” as it addresses social, economic, and environment aspects of development with interconnected actions to “end extreme poverty”, “fight inequality & injustice”, and “fix climate change”. The push has begun to use the 2030 Agenda to increase global access to abortion as a component of “sexual and reproductive health and rights” as stated in target 3.7— “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services”— and 5.6— “ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights”. If successful, the lives of unborn children will be valued on subjective views of utility and wantedness as the world experiences an unprecedented fifteen year push for access to abortion. Pro abortion activists are using the official 2030 Agenda process to advance their agenda and seek inclusion of indicators related to access to abortion that will measure progress on related targets; the determination of indicators is currently underway with final indicators being adopted in March 2016. For example, pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute states, “Induced abortion is a key sexual and reproductive health service” in its new report, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Indicators for the SDGs Recommendations for inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals. Its recommendations include tracking the “Proportion of...

UN Passes ‘Unprecedented’ Pro-Family Resolution, Outraging Sexual Radicals

A pro-family resolution has been passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva of “unprecedented” force and reach, thanks to a coalition of African and other developing countries, China and Russia and a support group of socially conservative NGOs. “This is unprecedented, a tremendous victory for the family,” Sharon Slater, the head of Family Watch International (FWI), told LifeSiteNews. “It is the first time ever in the history of the United Nations that a comprehensive resolution has been passed calling for the protection of the family as a fundamental unit of society, recognizing the prior right of parents to educate their children, and calling on all nations to create family-sensitive policies and recognize their binding obligations under treaty to protect the family.” The voting on the “Protection of the Family” resolution was 27 for – 14 against, Slater noted. Those opposing the motion included the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other Western European countries. Its sponsors included Russia, China, Belarus, and more than a dozen Muslim and African countries. The four abstaining members of the council—Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Macedonia—probably were forced to do so by the rich countries opposing the bill. “The developed countries probably put huge pressure on the others to stop the bill or insert amendments undermining its intent by threatening to withhold foreign aid,” said Slater. “We applaud those who were able to stand up for the family, and we ask people to write to them to thank them.” (FWI provides a webpage to help people send these supportive letters.) Austin Ruse of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM),...