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Abortion is key in UN Secretary ‘s Road to Dignity !

Posted in IPPF, United Nations with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by saynsumthn

Dignity is not something which comes to mind when I think about ripping a baby out of his or her mother’s womb. However, at an informal briefing to the 193-Member Assembly, where the UN chief presented his Road to Dignity synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda he included abortion.

Road to Dignity 2015

Calling the document his guide negotiations for a new global agenda centered on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s The Road to Dignity by 2030 Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet, was presented to the United Nations General Assembly.

Next year, 2015, will herald an unprecedented opportunity to take far-reaching, long-overdue global action to secure our future well-being,” Mr. Ban said as he called on Member States to be “innovative, inclusive, agile, determined and coordinated” in negotiating the agenda that will succeed the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The UN-backed effort to has been described as one that will, “reduce extreme poverty and hunger, promote education, especially for girls, fight disease and protect the environment, all by 2015.”

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According to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon the alleged goal is sustainable development for all, “The year 2015 offers a unique opportunity for global leaders and people to end poverty, transform the world to better meet human needs and the necessities of economic transformation, while protecting our environment, ensuring peace and realizing human rights. We are at a historic crossroads, and the directions we take will determine whether we will succeed or fail on our promises. With our globalized economy and sophisticated technology, we can decide to end the age-old ills of extreme poverty and hunger. Or we can continue to degrade our planet and allow intolerable inequalities to sow bitterness and despair. Our ambition is to achieve sustainable development for all.”

Unfortunately, in the global world of abortions, ALL does not include unborn children in the womb.

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Speaking about the conditions of the people of the world he states, “Amid great plenty for some, we witness pervasive poverty, gross inequalities, joblessness, disease and deprivation for billions. Displacement is at its highest level since the Second World War. Armed conflict, crime, terrorism, persecution, corruption, impunity and the erosion of the rule of law are daily realities. The impacts of the global economic, food and energy crises are still being felt. The consequences of climate change have only just begun.”

Continuing, he writes, “These failings and shortcomings have done as much to define the modern era as has our progress in science, technology and the mobilization of global social movements. Our globalized world is marked by extraordinary progress alongside unacceptable – and unsustainable – levels of want, fear, discrimination, exploitation, injustice and environmental folly at all levels. However, we also know that these problems are not accidents of nature or the results of phenomena beyond our control. They result from actions and omissions of people – public institutions, the private sector, and others charged with protecting human rights and upholding human dignity.”

What are some of these problems that must be resolved:

In the document he states, “Carbon dioxide is the largest contributor to human-induced climate change. Fossil fuels usage and deforestation are its two main sources. Increasing warming will make severe, pervasive, and irreversible impacts more likely.”

Access to fair justice systems, accountable institutions of democratic governance, measures to combat corruption and curb illicit financial flows, and safeguards to protect personal security are integral to sustainable development. An enabling environment under the rule of law must be secured for the free, active and meaningful engagement of civil society and advocates reflecting the voices of women, minorities, LGBT groups, indigenous peoples, youth, adolescents and older persons. Press freedom and access to information, freedom of expression, assembly and association are enablers of sustainable development. The practice of child, early and forced marriage must be ended everywhere. The rule of law must be strengthened at the national and international level, to secure justice for all.”

UN Sustainable Develop Goals

In a section on People, which says will, “ensure healthy lives, knowledge, and the inclusion of women and children” – the Secretary-General uses verbiage which would be difficult to disagree with like equality, opposition to violence, human rights education and a safe environment, he then promotes abortion on demand:

“Millions of people, especially women and children, have been left behind in the unfinished work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he writes, “We must ensure women, youth and children have access to the full range of health services. We must ensure zero tolerance of violence against or exploitation of women and girls. Women and girls must have equal access to financial services, and the right to own land and other assets. All children and adolescents have a right to education and must have a safe environment in which to learn. Human development is also the respect of human rights.”

Reporductive Health UN Sec General 2015 Road to Dignity

The agenda must address universal health-care cover age, access and affordability; end preventable maternal, new-born and child deaths and malnutrition; ensure the availability of essential medicines; realize women’s reproductive health and rights

In case you are not aware, reproductive health includes abortion on demand.

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Groups such as International Planned Parenthood Federation ( IPPF) know this quite well, which is why they put together a list of demands to the UN requesting reproductive health be included.

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We are at a crucial moment,” IPPF’s Director-General, Tewodros Melesse wrote, “Between September 23rd and 25th, world leaders will be coming together at the United Nations to discuss what needs to be done over the next 15 years to end global poverty and inequality. We know that sexual and reproductive health and rights are key to individual wellbeing, and therefore, it is essential that they are at the heart of the UN’s discussions, and integral to the next set of global development targets to be achieved by 2030.”

“On September 23rd we, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, will be in New York, calling on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and global governments to show leadership on family planning and reproductive health services.

Reprorights Cecile Richards Gender Equality

In their petition, Planned Parenthood bemoans the effectiveness of pro-life legislation on their agenda, “ Rising conservative tides have threatened hard-won sexual and reproductive rights victories and compromised the safety and well-being of all, particularly of young women in poor communities.”

The abortion giant goes on to state, “By 2015 we want a new international development framework that includes sexual and reproductive health and rights as essential priorities…All individuals should have the right to decide what happens to their body. Governments must: Provide access to safe and legal abortion among other suggestions.”

Even Planned Parenthood believes the UN has just declared abortion rights “Human Rights,” as displayed in their tweet:

UN ABortion Rights PP

Bill Gates Enters Ebola Fight

Posted in Bill Gates, Ebola with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by saynsumthn

I recently blogged about how population control group, International Planned Parenthood Federation or IPPF is getting involved in the fight against Ebola.

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Now…another population control organization, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has stepped into the Ebola fight. The Gates are huge doors of eugenic abortion which leaves many suspicious of their supposed charitable efforts worldwide and especially in African nations.

According to news from the University of Washington, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is working to avert future emergencies and decrease the spread of the current outbreak. The foundation is working with various organizations to provide funding for Ebola interventions, increase support in the three affected countries, and increase emergency response systems in unaffected countries throughout West Africa.

“There are ways we can get ahead of future disasters by making these core investments,” said Amanda Lanzarone, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Emergency Response team. “We work on long term programming to improve capacity of local responders so they are not completely overwhelmed when response of this magnitude hit.”

In September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will commit $50 million to support the scale up of emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and interrupt transmission of the virus.

The foundation stated that they would immediately release flexible funds to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved in the response to enable them and national governments to purchase badly needed supplies and scale up emergency operations in affected countries. In addition, the foundation will work with public and private sector partners to accelerate the development of therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics that could be effective in treating patients and preventing further transmission of the disease.

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According to their website, the Gates Foundation has committed more than $10 million of the $50 million to fight the Ebola outbreak, including $5 million to World Health Organization (WHO)for emergency operations and R&D assessments and $5 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support efforts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to purchase essential medical supplies, coordinate response activities, and provide at-risk communities with life-saving health information. An additional $2 million will also be committed immediately to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support incident management, treatment, and health care system strengthening.

Bill Gates Politico Ebola

The end of September 2014, Bill Gates told Politico that Ebola is a great example of where the world needs to come together. “I’m sure we will be able to get this under control,” he said.

After Ebola broke out in Dallas, Texas, Bill Gates spoke to Bloomberg about their efforts:

Perhaps this news is just indicative of a charitable and philanthropic agenda on behalf of Bill Gates and his Foundation.

Or…perhaps the organization, known for their population control and abortion agenda, has something more up their sleeve.

What that is- we may not know for years to come….but…stay tuned.

If you do not know about the Gates/ Abortion connection read: Gates says they don’t fund abortion so why do they fund abortion providers ?

UN Commission to investigate North Korea for among other things forced abortions!

Posted in forced abortion, North Korea with tags , , , , on February 18, 2014 by saynsumthn

North Korea Forced Abortion

The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea was set up last March to investigate 11 different areas, including food deprivation, torture, executions, and religious persecution. Michael Kirby, chairman of the inquiry, said that inmates in North Korea’s prison camps suffered ‘unspeakable atrocities’, comparable to the treatment of prisoners by the Nazis during the Second World War.

‘The entire body of evidence gathered so far points to what appear to be large-scale patterns of systematic and gross human rights violations,’ Justice Kirby, a former judge of Australia’s High Court, told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee last October.

Another survivor who shared her testimony in the Amnesty International video was Park Ji-hyun. She was sent to a prison camp in Onsung, after she attempted to escape from a Chinese farmer to whom she had been sold. She told of the horrific treatment of women in the camp, all of whom were forced to take a pregnancy test upon arrival at the camp. ‘They would force abortion after the pregnancy test,’ Ms Park said. ‘Pregnant women get sent to labour camps to carry loads up and down the hills which cause miscarriages.’

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UN to Kenya: No More Children

Posted in Africa, African Countries, African Nations, Eugenics, Eugenics in Africa, Guttmacher, Life Dynamics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

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For Kenyan parents who want three or more children, the United Nations has a message: Your desires cross ours.

Life Dynamics, a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, calls this approach pure eugenics at work.

This information is from a recently published report by the Kenyan government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) entitled “Kenya Population Situation Analysis” which says that the demand for children in Kenya is too high and needs to be reduced. The Kenyan Government through the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and Population Studies Research Institute (PSRI) with the support of UNFPA undertook the population situation analysis.

According to an article published by Religion Today, the 300 page report basically says that women in Kenya want more children than the UN and the Kenyan government deem desirable for the country’s development.

World News Service reporter, Jamie Dean writes in the article that the report flatly states Kenyan parents’ “demand” for children is too high: “The demand for children is still high and is unlikely to change unless substantial changes in desired family sizes are achieved among the poor in general … thus the challenge is how to reduce the continued high demand for children.”

Life Dynamics says that it is not surprised that the United States funded UNFPA would conclude that a reduction in African children is a solution for Kenya.

According to the UNFPA website, the goals of the United Nations Population Fund is: achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning) and promoting reproductive rights.

Maafa21 with DVD

As we documented in our film Maafa21 Black Genocide in 21st Century America, although eugenics and population control efforts are largely financed by the United States, they are carried out by the United Nations in cooperation with their partners at Planned Parenthood and other population control organizations.
NSSM200

According to Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics and producer of Maafa21, “ In 1974, the National Security Council issued a document that was intended to outline official U.S. policies on world population. It was called the National Security Study Memorandum 200, or NSSM 200, and was formulated in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency. One of its goals was to establish a strategy for reducing the populations of third-world countries so that the United States could have increased access to their natural resources, particularly minerals and metals. Among the conclusions of NSSM 200 was that, “no country has reduced its population growth without resorting to abortion”. The authors of NSSM 200 then identified three non-governmental agencies that would be funded to carry-out the government’s population-control agenda in the targeted countries. One of those agencies was Planned Parenthood.

Ravenholt sterilize 25 percent

According to research we uncovered for Maafa21, three years after NSSM200 was issued, the Director of the United States Office of Population, Dr. Reimert T. Ravenholt publically stated that it was the US government’s intention to sterilize one-fourth of the world’s female population.

According to Revanholt, one of the driving forces behind this campaign, was the need to protect American financial and commercial interests.

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Crutcher explains, “Ravenholt said that some foreign governments were refusing to give the United States permission to come into their country and control their population. He said that, in those cases, the plan was to be carried out by two private organizations, with an enormous amount of financial support from the American government. When asked by a St Louis newspaper to name the two organizations, he said that they were the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and Planned Parenthood.”

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Then, in 1970, Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher, who was a former vice-president of the American Eugenics Society, told Boston Magazine that the United Nations should be the organization the United States used to carry out population control programs worldwide.

Guttmacher explained his reasoning, “ If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.”

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As Maafa21 further documents, black civil rights leaders warned America and the world that there was a deliberate effort to control the black population.

This agenda was clearly spelled out by Jesse Jackson in 1977, when he stated, “It is strange that they chose to start talking about population control at the same time that Black people in America and people of color around the world are demanding their rightful place as human citizens and their rightful share of the material wealth in the world.”

JJ It is Strange

Crutcher says that Life Dynamics documented in Maafa21 how the United Nations and the U.S.A would refuse to assist African nations unless they accept birth control. Even after disasters, Maafa21 documented that there was no anesthesia or bandages – but there were crates and crates of birth control pills and condoms.

Brian Clowes, Director of Education and Research For Human Life International, and an expert in Maafa21 responded, “I doubt if the same disasters hit a middle class white area that the first response would be condoms and birth control. Why it is that our commitment to birth control in African nations is going up every year, while our commitment to authentic economic development is dropping? We see less clean drinking water funding, less school funding, see less medical clinic funding.

As Dean writes in his article, “UN efforts to discourage population growth in many regions aren’t new, but the findings of the Kenya report are striking. It doesn’t just call for broader access to birth control, it faults Kenyans—particularly poor ones—for desiring more children than the UN or Kenyan government deem best. “The achievement of [lowering fertility] is complicated by differences between individual fertility preferences and desirable fertility levels,” the report states.

“While the report doesn’t call for the kind of government-enforced quotas the Chinese government has imposed on its citizens for over 30 years, it does recommend “education” efforts to persuade Kenyans to have fewer children. Meanwhile, the UN, USAID, and dozens of non-profit groups spend millions to offer family planning services in Kenya each year. Planned Parenthood distributed 1.3 million condoms in Kenya in 2011 alone. (Surgical abortion remains illegal in Kenya, except in cases where the mother’s health is endangered.) And while the UN and other groups might persuade some women to have fewer children, a more important challenge remains: Working toward decent living conditions for the children who do arrive. Though USAID has spent millions on worthy efforts in Kenya, the group’s spending on health programs in 2011 was revealing. The organization reported spending $60,000 for nutrition. The budget for family planning and reproductive services: $10.9 million.

Crutcher concludes, “This kind of eugenics by the United Nations and their population control conspirators is not helping the black family but simply turning large poor families into small poor families.

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Can Jesse Jackson now speak up for “Human Rights” after flipping on abortion?

Posted in Jesse Jackson with tags , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by saynsumthn

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old, criticizing Florida’s “stand your ground” law and, in one case, calling for “reparation for the victims.”

But Jackson is proposing an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights apparatus, the Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body whose ranks include regimes with poor human rights records, including some of America’s most vocal critics.

But – Jackson has ignored the Human Rights of millions of the same children he USED to advocate for:

1970– In the 1970’s as a the head of the People United to Save Humanity, (PUSH), a Chicago based Civil Rights group, [Jesse] Jackson acknowledged that he personally abhorred abortion because he felt that only the intercession of his grandmother had prevented his mother from aborting him. He brought a pronounced religious opposition to abortion, telling a group of students, “I’m conceding that unless we put human life second only to God in our lives, we’re becoming a Sodom and Gomorrah… we have an obligation to take sex and life as a far more sacred event than we do now.

Not only Jackson, but also Militant Black spokesman from Black Nationalist groups and the Black Muslims denounced family planning and abortion as “black genocide”.

Leaders including Julius Lester, Dick Gregory, Daniel H. Watts, and H. Rap Brown called upon blacks to continue to reproduce in order to avoid race suicide.
(SOURCE: Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America By Donald T. Critchlow, Oxford Press, Published 1999; P. 142)

In 1971-Jesse Jackson, declared “Birth Control as a National policy will simply marshal sophisticated methods to remove ( and control when not remove) the weak, the poor – quite likely the black and other minorities whose relative increase in population threatens the white caste in this nation. Contraceptives, will become a form of drug warfare against the helpless in this nation. Those who we could not get rid of in the rice paddies of Viet-Nam we now propose to exterminate, if necessary, eliminate if possible, in the OB wards and gynecology clinics of our urban hospitals. The direct extension of the old “man-in-the-house” rule against public aid recipients can be detected in the drive for birth control…” ( Source: Statements at public hearings of the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future as quoted in: Genocide? Birth Control and the Black American by Robert G. Weisbord, Greenwoor Press, 1972 ; P. 165)

Again in 1971 The Rev. Jesse Jackson, director of Operation Breadbasket, joined a demagogic chorus charging that government efforts to spread birth control information are equivalent to genocide. (BIRTH CONTROL ISN’T GENOCIDE Chicago Tribune Jun 28, 1971)

Then in 1973– Jesse Jackson said, “Abortion is genocide. Anything growing is living…If you got the thrill to set the baby in motion and you don’t have the will to protect it, you’re dishonest…You try to avoid reproducing sickness. You try to avoid reproducing deformities. But you don’t try to stop reproducing and procreating human life at its best. For who knows the cure for cancer won’t come out of some mind of some Black child?” (Jet Magazine Mar 22, 1973; p. 15)

And again in 1973-Jackson Chicago railed against birth control and abortion clinics in the black community and warns against “genocide“. …(Chicago Tribune – Apr 19, 1973)

In 1974– Jackson wrote a resolution in favor of a human life amendment. (The Milwaukee Sentinel – Jul 24, 1974)

Then in 1975– Jesse Jackson joined Billy Graham’s wife to push for a constitution amendment banning abortion. Jackson and Mrs. Graham were among the signers issued by the Christian Action Council, which read in part, “A deep concern for defenseless human life, including the unborn as well as the handicapped, is a consistent element of Christian moral teaching from the days of the Apostles onward…It is not limited to any particular Christian confession or denomination.” ( Christian’s join Bishops Ban on Abortion The Milwaukee Journal – Dec 1, 1975) and (Protestant leaders back abortion plan: The Telegraph-Herald – Nov 27, 1975)

In 1976– Jackson made this statement, “I think it is a significant issue, it reflects at one level, the moral decay and ambiguity in society, I think that Whenever Human Life ceases to represent the highest value in the human sphere, the society is in trouble….at this point what the court have ruled in abortion, the legal , it almost takes away from the young man the responsibility, and from the young woman the responsibility, of the act they have engaged in. And when people begin to use the excuses like “this girl is not ready yet” it means that the law of convenience becomes the highest law, and that is a very dangerous precedent morally, even before it becomes political!” (Jesse Jackson, Press Conference USA, February 2,1976)

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By 1977– Jesse Jackson was endorsing the Pro-life Hyde Amendment. Jackson wrote, “I must oppose the use of federal funds for a policy of killing infants.” ” You don’t stop reproducing or procreating life at its best . For who knows that the cure for cancer won’t come out of the mind of some black child? ” He later called abortion – genocide. (The Southeast Missourian – Jul 14, 1988)

In 1977– Jesse Jackson wrote this, “Abortion is a vital issue. It does require immediate and wide attention because it really is a matter of life vs. death , because it is a matter of rights vs. morality.” ( The Milwaukee Sentinel – Jul 18, 1977 )

And this in 1977 Writing for the National Right to Life News, Jackson writes:
Another area that concerns me greatly, namely because I know how it has been used with regard to race, is the psycholinguistics involved in this whole issue of abortion. If something can be dehumanized through the rhetoric used to describe it, then the major battle has been won. So when American soldiers can drop bombs on Vietnam and melt the faces and hands of children into a hunk of rolling protoplasm and in their minds say they have not maimed or killed a fellow human being something terribly wrong and sick has gone on in that mind. That is why the Constitution called us three-fifths human and then whites further dehumanized us by calling us “niggers.” It was part of the dehumanizing process. The first step was to distort the image of us as human beings in. order to justify that which they wanted to do and not even feel like they had done anything wrong. Those advocates of taking. life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder; they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore can be justified…What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?” (How we respect life is the over-riding moral issue:Right to Life News, January 1977)

Then in 1978 Jesse Jackson wrote, “The pro-abortion forces say that the social conditions awaiting so many of the unborn are not good enough to live in. It is a legitimate concern, but in finding an answer in abortion they are overstepping their rights. In denying life because of social conditions , they are forcing their cynicism on others.”
( Abortion and Life, by Jesse Jackson Youngstown Vindicator – Jan 22, 1978)

By 1978– Rev. Jesse Jackson national director of Operation PUSH in Chicago, was among the scheduled speakers for the fifth annual March for Life, an anti-abortion rally on the Capitol steps. ( Thousand rally at Capitol in March for Life Observer-Reporter – Jan 24, 1978 )

In 1979 Jesse Jackson well known civil rights activist and president of People United to Save Humanity said, “Politicians argue for abortion largely because they do not want to spend the necessary money to feed, clothe and educate more people. Here arguments for convenience and economic savings take precedence over arguments for human value and human life…In my mind serious moral questions between $300.00 and $1000.00 to have abortion, but will not pay $30.00 for a hot school lunch for the already born children of these same mothers.” ( Anti-abortionists have rights: The Michigan Daily – Sep 7, 1979)

BY the 1980– Jesse Jackson, prominent black civil rights activist, said that the idea that life is private and that one may do with it as one wishes ‘was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.’ (Abortions no answer to society’s problems: The Phoenix – Aug 7, 1980)

Then at the time he wanted to run for President, Jesse Jackson FLIPPED on protecting Human Life from abortion:

1984: In 1984, during his bid for President, Jackson was asked: What level of aid should the government provide for abortion?
Answer, “I choose to put my emphasis on sex education and self discipline before the fact. I would never encourage abortion, except under medically extenuating circumstances. On eth other hand I do support freedom of choice…” He later supports birth control. Bangor Daily News – May 18, 1984

1984– Jackson supports Medicaid funding of abortions for low-income women .(Morning Call – Apr 8, 1984)

1988 Jesse Jackson is the only remaining US presidential candidate to openly support abortion as a woman’s choice (Toronto Star – Jul 4, 1988)

1988 As a Presidential candidate in 1984 and 1988 Jackson has consistently said that women must have the right to choose whether to have an abortion. In an issues brief, Jackson advocates government medicaid funding of abortions for poor women. But in the 1970‘s and early 1980’s- Jackson who is a Baptist minister- was taking a much different approach. In 1977, he sent an open letter to Congress urging support for an amendment by Rep. Henry Hyde R.-Ill. banning federal funding of abortions. ” As a matter of conscience, I must oppose the use of federal funds for a policy of killing infants,” Jackson wrote. In prepared remarks before an anti-abortion rally in Washington DC, in 1978, Jackson said “allowing abortions may leave us with a hell right here on earth.” As late as May 1982, in an interview with Our Sunday Visitor , a national Catholic Weekly, Jackson said legalized abortions symbolized, ” a definite drift to Sodom and Gommorah in our culture. All this to me is part of a great suicidal process.” When asked to reconcile his positions on abortion Jackson has said that it would not be proper for him as president to impose his religious views on the country. ( Jackson’s Flip Flops raise questions about consistency :Herald-Journal – Apr 24, 1988)

UN to monitor US Elections

Posted in United Nations with tags , , , , on October 25, 2012 by saynsumthn

The Hill

United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers from its human rights office around the country on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. It’s part of a broader observation mission that will send out an additional 80 to 90 members of parliament from nearly 30 countries.

UN delegates push anti-blasphemy laws again !

Posted in anti-blasphemy, United Nations with tags , , on September 26, 2012 by saynsumthn

The wave of anti-Western violence that has swept the Middle East for the past several weeks has prompted renewed calls for anti-blasphemy laws from radical clerics in Egypt to imams in New Jersey.

Now, however, world leaders at the United Nations are adding their voices to the choir.

H/T The Blaze

The Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari took the podium at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday and said: “The international community must not become silent [observers], and should criminalize such acts that destroy the peace of the world.”

The Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agreed, adding: “I call for an international instrument to effectively prevent incitement of hostility or violence based on religions or beliefs.”

According to CNS News,
The 56-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and 22-member Arab League earlier signaled their intention to revive a longstanding but temporarily suspended initiative at the U.N. aimed at outlawing religious “defamation” globally.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told the Jakarta Post on the sidelines of the UNGA session that his country’s push for a legally-binding instrument came after non-binding measures such as previous U.N. resolutions had proved ineffective, as seen in the current episode.

“Despite the repeated concerns voiced by numerous international forums, [such actions] keep re-occurring,” he said. “Hence, a stronger instrument is absolutely necessary.”

Critics say the OIC-led religious “defamation” campaign impose undue limitations on freedom of expression, amount to legalized discrimination against religious minorities, and are an attempt to extend blasphemy law-like restrictions beyond the Islamic world.

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