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There is a new desperation at the UN to secure international recognition of abortion as a human right, as abortion advocates increasingly anticipate that Roe vs. Wade will be overturned in the USA, says Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse.

Dr. Crouse is reporting on the 50th Commission on the Status of Women, held at the U.N. headquarters, 27Feb 27 – 0Mar06.

Crouse said abortion advocates with the Commission are resorting to complex language games in an attempt to push through policy that would protect abortion rights.

In one instance, the definition of ‘fertility regulation’, a term used to refer to reproductive health issues, was redefined by the World Health Organization to include ‘interrupting unwanted pregnancies’ — in other words, abortion.

She pointed out that in the material prepared by the Commission to address the health concerns of women internationally, the drive to enshrine abortion as a human right has taken over all considerations of authentic issues surrounding women’s health.

“Every single paragraph in the section on health is about reproductive health.

“Further, reproductive health is separated from maternal and child health.

“In fact, there is a distinct hostility toward public health that focuses on maternal and child health. One would think that the only health problems women face concern reproduction.”

Dr. Crouse said the U.N. Commission makes absolutely no mention of the top 10 diseases that kill women worldwide, and even fails to address basic health issues such as malaria, tuberculosis, measles and diarrhea, many of which are caused by the lack of essential services.

“One would think these basic health necessities would be the top priorities in advancing women’s health, well-being and development.

“Yet, the health section of the document from the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women mentions none of the diseases that cause so many tragic deaths.

“Instead, the document mentions only reproductive health (meaning abortion.)…These meetings are totally predictable — now more than ever — in that it all comes down to abortion, all the time, every time, without fail, regardless of the announced agenda.”

[Crouse report:;, 8Mar06] G. Schultz; Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., is a Concerned Women for America representative to the UN. She is reporting from New York on the 50th Session of the U.N.’s Commission on the Status of Women; writing for The Beverly LaHaye Institute, CWA’s think tank]