United Nations Grants National Abortion Federation NGO Status

NEW YORK, January 14, 2005 ( – The United Nations Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) recommended 22 new NGOs for consultative status last week, including the US National Abortion Federation (NAF).  The new status means that NAF will have a greater voice at the UN: organizations that have consultative status can attend meetings of the Council, circulate statements, speak at meetings and propose items for the Council’s agenda.  The NAF revealed its low level of morality with its 1994 “soap campaign”. At a NAF conference that year, a woman stood up to introduce the “campaign,” explaining to the assembled pro-abortion women that “when you sleep with your senators and your congressmen, you take a bar of soap… and when it comes time for him to vote, you mail him the soap from that hotel and you remind him of where his vote needs to be.”  The NAF was instrumental in blocking the implementation of US President George W. Bush’s partial-birth abortion ban. In 2002, Life Dynamics Inc. exposed a partnership between the National Abortion Federation and men who sexually abuse underage girls.

In 2001, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) launched a $2 million ad campaign to promote the abortion drug RU-486 in popular women’s magazines.  A representative of the Holy See opposed the NGO status of the NAF, stating that no human right to abortion existed and that abortion contradicted the essence of the human rights to life.  The United Nations did not support or promote abortion as a method of family planning, he said, and the Committee should, therefore, question its current policy on abortions to ensure that its activities did not erode the most fundamental human right to life.  Meanwhile, Feminists for Life of America, a national organization trying to secure, through non-violent means, the basic human right to life for all people from conception until natural death, was also granted NGO status.

Germany and Cuba voiced objections to the Feminists for Life inclusion as an NGO, arguing that there should be a “level playing field” in the Committee regarding applications from organizations that dealt with reproductive rights.

Considering the large number of pro-abortion NGOs and the UN’s general strong support for abortion and population control, there is anything but a “level playing field” at the UN when it comes to life issues.  See related report:  Pro-Abortion Feminist Movement Morally Depraved See the Life Dynamics Special Report on Child Predators Online, exposing the partnership between Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation and men who sexually abuse underage girls:   tv

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