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NEWS: U.S. May Drop Anti-Abortion Line at UN Conference

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posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:05 PM
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The United States has indicated that it may drop its insistence for anti-abortion language in a U.N. document on women's equality. The Bush administration had previously insisted that the document be amended to include language that specified that abortion was not a fundamental right. However, the proposed amendment sparked protests from womens groups and others.
 



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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States signaled it may drop a demand for anti-abortion language that raised hackles at a U.N. women's conference, but the top U.S. delegate insisted on Wednesday that many nations agree with Washington.

In closed-door negotiations, the Bush administration demanded that a U.N. document on women's equality be amended to say abortion is not a fundamental right.

But that proposal sparked controversy at the women's meeting, a two-week review session of progress since a landmark women's conference in Beijing in 1995.


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The best part of this is "but the top U.S. delegate insisted on Wednesday that many nations agree with Washington". What nations are those? I would love to see the coalition for that one. This was clearly aimed at throwing a bone to the "right to life" groups in the U.S. and I doubt highly it ever would have been included in the paper at any rate. Funny these right to life groups actually commit violent act and endorse and sanction murder in the name of thier cause. Right to life indeed.




posted on Mar, 2 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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I tell you what FredT, "abstinence" like Mr. Bush wants does not work abroad, and it has not work in the US either, the so call anti-abortion has given us a higher rate of abortions in the US since Bush took over.

It's seems that directing funds to faith base programs is not working here with their propaganda of "abstinence" and is not going to work in other countries either.

If anybody wants to stop abortion rates not only in the US but also abroad, it should be better ways to provide birth control to the masses, not booklets telling people how to stop sex while preaching the evils of falling for temptation.



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