Saturday, November 17, 2007

Hope in sight for U.N.

I saw this from Stella Borealis, but it seems there was debate in the U.N. general assembly regarding abortion. It came in the context of a non-binding resolution calling for an end to the death penalty.
Their first amendment calling for a new operative paragraph to be included in the draft text read, “Urges Member States to take all necessary measures to protect the lives of unborn children...another paragraph; “Reaffirms that every human being has the inherent right to life and stresses that abortion should only be admissible in necessary cases and only when the life of the mother or child is at serious risk.”
Unfortunately, it seems this was a derailment effort by Muslim states as the Koran prescribes the death penalty at points. But at least there was some discussion. Small steps. Read it all here from Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute.

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