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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ambassador to the UN regarding shift in nation's abortion stance

It's no secret that over 50% of self-described Catholics voted for B.O. Many justify their actions by stating he's committed to making abortion less desirable. Sure would like to hear the justification for this;

(NEW YORK – C-FAM) In a speech last week at Howard University Law School, United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Susan E. Rice recapped the Obama Administration’s foreign policy departures from previous Bush Administration policy. (When do they stop beating the dead horse of the Bush Administration? The man left office nine months ago. ) Rice also subtly redefined terms used in UN documents to mark a substantive policy shift on abortion.

Reviewing the new Administration's first nine months in office, Rice touted Obama’s reversal of the "Mexico City policy" that had prevented US funding of organizations engaged in abortion overseas and his decision to fund the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The Bush Administration had cut aid to the UN population control agency after the US State Department under Colin Powell determined that the UNFPA was complicit in China’s forced abortion policy. (It's beginning to look like small change compared to things like indifference to the fate of Iranian election protesters.)

Although in her Howard University speech Rice never uttered the word "abortion," she claimed that the Bush Administration's Mexico City policy had "barred U.S. assistance to programs that support family planning and reproductive health services," and that now members of Obama's UN team "no longer reflexively oppose mentions of reproductive health."

William Saunders, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs for Americans United for Life, noted however that the Bush Administration "did not oppose family planning or reproductive health care" per se, but "only opposed terminology or practices that promoted abortion." (Yep, the Devil is in the details.)

Addressing Rice's subtle semantic shift, Saunders called Rice's remarks "a return to euphemism" similar to what existed in the Clinton administration. He told the Friday Fax that Ambassador Rice "appears to be saying that the Obama administration is determined to promote abortion, but will do so while hiding under euphemisms." (Isn't the term "choice", often cited by proaborts as something desirable just another such euphemism?)

Administration watchers note that Rice's apparent equation of abortion with "reproductive health" follows that of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's redefinition of the term to include "access to abortion" when questioned by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. UN member states have never agreed to such a definition, although pro-abortion UN agencies and advocacy groups routinely use it that way. (Yep, that's the B.O. Administration alright. Leading the way in child murder.)

The linguistic shift could impact debate on US ratification of the Disabilities Convention. Although the Disabilities Convention is the first binding treaty to mention "sexual and reproductive health," the official report of proceedings noted that inclusion of the term was "not intended to alter" pro-life policies of ratifying states, and at least 15 nations made statements in the General Assembly at the time interpreting "sexual and reproductive health" as excluding abortion. The Bush administration delegation affirmed that the phrase "cannot be interpreted to constitute support, endorsement, or promotion of abortion." (That'll change!)

The linguistic shift by Rice and Clinton gives ammunition to pro-life critics wary of US ratification of new treaties such as the Disabilities Convention.

Before assuming her post, Ambassador Rice lacked an obvious paper trail on contentious social issues. Criticism centered instead on her approach to Rwanda's genocide while serving on Bill Clinton's National Security Council and then as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

Conservatives note, however, that Rice previously worked closely with former US Senator Tim Wirth, who advocated population control policies while serving as Undersecretary for Global Affairs during the Clinton administration and heading the US delegation at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. (Well abortion aids in population control alright, especially the control of "undesirables". Just ask Margaret Sanger.)

3 comments:

VSO said...

Can we abort liberals and jihadists? I'd be all for that.

Arby said...

"Many justify their actions by stating he's committed to making abortion less desirable."

The most transparent part of the Obama administration is his stated goal that "he's committed to making abortion less desirable." A six year old can easily see through that lie.

Cookie..... said...

I know several bloggers and neighbors who still bame Bush for all our current problems today. No matter what the facts are, they continuiously revert to blaming Bush. Now Sir, I'm not a fan of Bush. The only time I completely agreed to what he was doing was our military actions after 9/11, but my God, enuff is enuff already.

BTW "SubVet", if'n y'all get a chance, read the political article/commercial I've posted for today regarding a 23rd district congressional candidate, DOUG HOFFMAN. Although this election is local to NYS, it's outcome will have ramifications on a national level.

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