FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
UNITED NATIONS’ ATTACKS ON PRO-LIFE
May 18, 2017
The United Nations (UN), especially through its bureaucrats, has been very much a promoter of the culture of death for a very long time. This is all in the guise of human rights. How ironic. All have rights except the baby in the womb. The UN keeps pushing member-nations to accept abortion, contraception and same-sex unions.
Those that assault faith, family and life are very powerful forces — the UN, the EU, the US under Obama (thank God Trump is starting to reverse all the liberal craziness Obama and the Democratic Party of Death put into place), rich and powerful corporations, liberal philanthropists, and so on.
It is difficult to resist, and there will always be costs. But if we love and serve the one true God, if we are to be authentic Catholics, if we are to be committed members of CFC-FFL that stands for the renewal of the family and the defense of life, then we must.
Calling all holy warriors!
UN council attacks Poland for its strong pro-life record
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A United Nations organization assailed Poland this week for its pro-life laws.
Several western nations told the mostly Roman Catholic and predominantly pro-life country to give women the right to safe and legal abortions, according to news coverage of the meeting.
Poland’s representatives also heard criticism from numerous western countries about new laws thought to be limiting independence of the judiciary and public media, as well as a reported increasingly xenophobic atmosphere leading to crimes against foreigners.
The debate took place Tuesday in Geneva during a session of the Human Rights Council.
The Council is an intergovernmental body within the UN composed of 47 member nation states elected by the UN General Assembly to be responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council periodically reviews all UN members.
The session was the first review of Poland in five years, and also the first since the 2015 election of the country’s conservative Law and Justice party, which is facing accusations of violating the rule of law from the European Union (EU).
Sheila Leonard, the U.S. representative at the session, said her country remains “deeply concerned about judicial independence.”
“We are also concerned about the continued discrimination and incidents targeting minorities in Poland,” Leonard said,” including homophobic, xenophobic, and anti-Semitic speech and acts.”
Turkey’s delegate voiced concern about an anti-Muslim attitude in Poland, and the Russian delegate condemned a recent wave of vandalism on memorials for a Soviet soldier who died in World War II.
Polish officials defended their record and said the changes the Law and Justice party initiated were in accord with European norms.
Polish representative Renata Szczech, an undersecretary of state with Poland’s Foreign Ministry, reported how her government has decreased childhood poverty levels markedly through new cash bonuses for families.
Several delegates acknowledged the drop in childhood poverty and pushed for Warsaw to demonstrate improvement in the other areas.
Abortion is illegal in Poland with the exceptions of rape and incest, risk to the mother’s life, or when the unborn child is irreparably ill. It had previously been legal for decades when the country was under Communist rule.
In 2015, a document produced by UN Committee on the Rights of the Child called on Poland to give children wider access to abortions, fight against “gender stereotypes,” and amend its penal code to allow for prosecution of “hate speech and other hate crimes motivated by racism, xenophobia and homophobia.”
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