As stated in that small tome, the website at www.un.op.org was reviewed carefully. Also stated as an example in that paper was the issue of abortion.
The current and archived documents at that website were reviewed. There was no mention with regard to the issue of abortion or like issues at the United Nations. This example does not discount other appropriate issues that the Dominicans at the United Nations may involve themselves. If the Dominicans at that level are involved in the issue of abortion, then I tip my hat. However, there is little evidence at their website of any such action or position.
As you know, abortion is the prominent issue of our day. If a Christian is to stand up for any issue—this is the one especially in a political arena like the United Nations.
However, right now at the international level, there is a dynamic issue involving abortion.
And, the Dominicans at the United Nations can make a difference.
The Idaho Lay Dominicans are asking the social justice promoter or her designee, to bring this challenge to the appropriate authority of the Order.
Last October, the Nicaraguan national Parliament passed a law unanimously modified its penal code to ban all abortions.
Prior to that vote, United Nations officials and representatives, including officials from UNICEF and the UN Population Fund tried to persuade the Nicaraguan government from voting on that issue.
That letter came from officials including European Union officials, the UN Development Program and others mentioned above hinting that foreign aid monies would be withheld if the abortion restrictions were passed by the Parliament.
In February of this year, Marc Litvine, a European Union [EU] liaison to
Most recently, Bert Koenders, minister of foreign affairs for the
As reported by FreeRepublic, “Koenders wants the United Nations and the EU to both crack down on pro-life countries and ‘put women’s rights higher on the agenda.’”
It is apparent that there is little respect for the sovereignty of
The faith in
If the pro-choice people lose the Nicaraguan claim in court, then they will likely turn to the UN Human Rights Commission in New York or an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States known as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for political and juridical appeal.
4. http://www.c-fam.org/ (Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute).
5. copy of UN/EU/Canada letter to