Planned Parenthood failed again

Twenty years ago, diplomats from around the world met in Cairo to draft a platform of action for encouraging economic development and meeting the needs of the global population. At that conference, radical special interest groups–including the International Planned Parenthood Federation–sought to establish an internationally-recognized “right to abortion” and impose population control programs upon developing populations. Despite some gains in the outcome declaration, these pro-abortion groups failed to achieve their ultimate goals.

Since 1994, the United Nations has held review conferences to evaluate progress on the Cairo platform for action. Each conference on population and development is basically the same: every year, developed regions such as the United States and the European Union try to push population control on developing regions by threatening to withhold aid money or otherwise twisting their arms. The same pro-abortion lobbyists show up to U.N. headquarters to push for more abortion around the world.

We’ve been there to resist their effort since 2011. Personhood has joined hands with other pro-life, pro-family organizations at the U.N. to encourage respect for the dignity of the human person. Together, our coalition is preventing the forces of death from advancing their agenda.

Last week was the 20th Anniversary of the Cairo agreement, yet Planned Parenthood and their cronies have been unable to advance beyond the agreed language of 1994. There is still no “right to abortion” in international consensus and human life remains protected in many countries around the world.But that doesn’t stop them from trying.

At one point last week, the document being negotiated by national delegations was chock full of references to “sexual rights,” “sexual and reproductive health services,” and “reproductive rights” (code at the U.N. for abortion). In fact, the document referenced these topics 20 times more often than it mentioned food. It never referenced clean water or literacy. Strange emphasis for a document purportedly dealing with global development, isn’t it?

Thankfully, at the conclusion of negotiations, many of these offensive references were deleted by the Chair. While not perfect, last week’s outcome document was yet another setback for Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion lobbyists at the U.N.

It’s essential that we continue to stand in the gap at the U.N. to prevent them from imposing their pro-abortion agenda on the rest of the world. Our U.N. outreach effort is small, but effective. We are a thorn in Planned Parenthood’s side. Your support for Personhood is truly making a difference around the world! Thank you for standing with us as we champion Personhood for every human being, from conception to natural death–both here in the United States and around the globe.

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