NEW YORK, October 30 (C-Fam) — The Human Rights Council will review the record of the Trump administration next month. Foreign powers are expected to criticize the administration, including U.S. pro-life laws and policies.
It may come as a surprise or even seem contradictory. After all, the Trump administration gave up the U.S. seat on the Geneva-based council two years ago. But the U.S. did not withdraw from the council entirely. The result is that the administration will submit the U.S. government to the scrutiny of the Human Rights Council on November 9.
PETITION UPDATE (9/26/2020):
With President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are closer than we have been in decades to seeing Roe vs. Wade overturned.
We now encourage the Senate to confirm Barrett as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Barrett has a fantastic track recond on sanctity of life issues, has seven children, and is a devout believer. She is the perfect remedy for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's radical pro-abortionism.
Please READ the full story here: 'BREAKING: Trump nominates Catholic mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court'
And then, please SIGN this petition telling the High Court that it's now time to end the activist Roe vs. Wade judgment. Thank you!
PETITION UPDATE (6/29/2020):
In a decision which has imperiled more abortion-minded women, sentenced more preborn to death, and upset pro-lifers across the nation,the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, with Chief Justice John Roberts reversing his own past decision to uphold a similar Texas law.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion, which held that the Louisiana law was unconstitutional for the simple fact that it was “almost word-for-word identical” to the Texas one the court already struck down in 2016.
In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Roberts acknowledged that he had “joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided. The question today however is not whether Whole Woman’s Health was right or wrong, but whether to adhere to it in deciding the present case.”
We call on the Supreme Court to stop supporting the culture of death and overturn Roe vs Wade, now.
PETITION UPDATE (1/20/2020):
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., this coming Friday, January 24th, for the March for Life. They will be praying for an end to Roe vs Wade, as the Supreme Court will hear a crucial, abortion-related case later this year in March. United our voices can change the course of history. Sign this petition TODAY! (LEARN MORE BELOW)
PETITION UPDATE (1/3/2020):
In advance of the Supreme Court's hearing arguments in an important abortion case later this year in March, 207 U.S. Senators and Representatives have signed amicus briefs supporting a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby an abortion center.
Some of these supporting briefs also suggest that now is the time to reconsider Roe vs Wade as sound law.
Please SIGN this petition, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Roe vs Wade.
More than 60 million Americans have been slaughtered in their mother's wombs as a result of Roe v. Wade. This activist, unconstitutional ruling in 1973 has left countless women emotionally and psychologically scarred.
It was believed by many that Roe would be overturned in 1992 with Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Despite having eight Republican-appointed judges at the time, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold it.
Since then, major gains have been made in the fight for life, and many lives have been saved.
However, Roe v. Wade remains the law of the land, leaving millions of defenseless pre-born children vulnerable to murder.
According to a 2016 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35% of aborted babies are African American, despite black women only making up six percent of the U.S. population. 19% of aborted babies are Hispanic.
We thus again call on the court to do everything they can to end Roe vs Wade.
Now is the time for pro-lifers to join together and ensure that all of God's children have a right to life.
Roe v. Wade must come to an end!
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The U.S. government has continued to engage a human rights process called the Universal Periodic Review whereby other governments rather than human rights “experts” review other member states.
As in past reviews of the U.S. human rights record, foreign powers are expected to single out U.S. pro-life laws and policies, even though the U.S. has among the most radically permissive abortion laws in the world. The UN human rights office released a report ahead of the review which signals their intentions.
The report summarizes complaints about “ever-increasing barriers” to abortion in U.S. states from UN human rights experts. It calls on the federal government to guarantee abortion-on demand in the first trimester, which is already a part of the Roe v. Wade decision. But it also calls for banning conscientious objection by healthcare personnel, providers and insurers for abortion, as well as transgender hormone therapy and sex change operations. And it criticizes the Trump executive order that granted an exemption from the federal mandate to fund abortion drugs and contraception in the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
This wouldn’t be the first time U.S. pro-life laws are criticized by the UN Human Rights Council.
During the last review in 2015, four countries criticized the Helms Amendment, a federal law that forbids the use of U.S. funds to perform abortion overseas or to coerce doctors overseas to perform abortion.
Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom asked the U.S. government to pay for “safe abortion” in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of a mother is in danger. The countries suggested the Obama administration do this without going to Congress to change or clarify the Helms amendment. They told the Obama administration to simply give a new interpretation to the Helms amendment, to allow for U.S. funds to pay for abortion in those cases.
The Trump administration is expected to reject these and similar recommendations. The administration co-sponsored the pro-life Geneva Consensus Declaration last week. The international declaration on women’s health and protection of the family categorically states that abortion is not an international right and that there is no international obligation to fund abortion.
Since its withdrawal from the Council, the U.S. government no longer has the ability to influence decisions and resolutions of the council. But it continues to criticize other countries during the Universal Periodic Review. It also submits its own report to the council.
In the Universal Periodic Review each country of the UN General Assembly submits its human rights record to the wider UN membership at the Human Rights Council. The rotation of all 193 UN member states lasts roughly five years. This will be the third time the U.S. reports to the Human Rights Council.
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