UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 (LSN) On Monday the last Preparatory Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court commenced. The next stage in its evolution will be the United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, set to meet from 15 June to 10 July in Rome. The Rome Conference is expected to finalize and approve a convention to establish the court, which will then be submitted to the General Assembly later this year for adoption. Angela King, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women predicted in January that more perpetrators of what the UN considers “sexual crimes” will be prosecuted by international tribunals. Recalling that the UN includes “forced pregnancy” in its definition of “sexual crimes,” and noting that the UN seems to believe the absense of legal abortion amounts to “forced pregnancy,” there is some concern that the proposed International Criminal Court will be used to persecute pro-life individuals and groups, and countries with pro-life laws.