By Austin Cherry, National Right to Life NGO Representative
NEW YORK CITY, NY– Every year in March, the United Nations Headquarters in New York City hosts the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission’s published objective is “the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
Most of the Delegates are women from around the world. Wearing colorful, traditional dresses highlighting their respective nation’s vibrant culture, they crowd the halls of the United Nations for the 67th CSW. African delegates, speaking privately, say the most important issues concerning women’s equality and health are access to clean water, obstetric care, and post-birth health care. For them, partnership with the United Nations should offer much needed aid and promise while bringing social and economic development to their part of the world. In reality, however, it only brings abortion on demand and without restrictions.
Pro-Life, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) at the U.N. understand that a primary objective of the Commission on the Status of Women is promoting abortion as an international human right. Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health who also is a practicing abortionist, proclaimed that the primary goal of the meeting “is ensuring that Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Rights & Technologies are enshrined in International law as human rights.”
What exactly are these technologies? Nothing more than legalized abortion on demand through the international prescribing of abortion pills.
During this session of the Commission on the Status of Women, in addition to the official sessions, a host of side events are sponsored by pro-abortion NGO’s working to expand and normalize the killing of unborn children worldwide. Latin American nations where legalized abortion was unthinkable just a generation ago, now promote it.
For example, Argentina, which legalized abortion just two years ago, now offers unrestricted abortions through readily accessible telehealth appointments. The Argentina NGO, Fòs Feminista, participated in one side event titled “The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Through Technology.” Their representative, Josefina Sabate, displayed a dark envelope explaining that any woman, anywhere in Argentina, will receive an identical envelope within one day of her telehealth appointment. The envelope contained the human pesticides, mifepristone and misoprostol: two drugs used to induce abortion at home. Sabate disingenuously claimed, “The woman that takes these pills can carry on with her normal life without the uncomfortable situation of letting family members know.” Is there another “human right” done secretly and in an uncomfortable situation? No.
This death culture is being heavily promoted here in the United States also. Dana Northcraft, representing the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the founding director of RHITES (Reproductive Health Initiative for Telehealth Equity & Solutions) called for action. The pro-abortion Ms. Northcraft denounced the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade and proclaimed, “judges do not control our lives, we do.” She praised technology’s growing potential to provide women and girls with chemical abortion drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol even in states where abortion is illegal.
According to Northcraft, any American woman, whatever her age, can get these lethal pills through national or international sources through the internet. She claimed these pills are virtually untraceable by state governments, and allow women to bypass abortion restrictions in individual states with laws protecting unborn children and pregnant women.
It is imperative that we, as Americans, stay up-to-date on what is happening at the United Nations. The U.N. and its many pro-death organizations, both official and non-governmental, are committed to their goal of a world where killing unborn children is a so-called human right.
All of us who believe in the intrinsic value of all members of our human family must stay informed, be aware, and never give up the battle to ensure that all life is protected from fertilization until natural death.