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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

UN Treaty Mischief on Disabilities

The globalists are trying to stampede the U.S. Senate into ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The notion that the UN can provide more benefits or protections for persons with disabilities than the United States is bizarre. The United States always treats individuals better than any other nation. We certainly don't need a committee of foreigners who call themselves "experts" to tell us what to do. Under this treaty, we would be required to make regular reports to a "committee of experts" to prove we are obeying the treaty. These demands override national sovereignty in pursuit of social engineering, feminist ideology, or merely busybody interference in a country's internal affairs.

The feminists saw to it that this treaty on disabilities includes language in Article 25 that requires countries to "provide persons with disabilities ... free or affordable health care ... including in the area of sexual and reproductive health and population-based health programmes." Wow! Remember that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on record as stating that the definition of "reproductive health" includes abortion.

After ratification, treaties become part of the "supreme law" of the United States on a par with federal statutes. It's easy to predict that some pro-abortion supremacist judges will rule that this treaty is part of the supreme law of our land, and that includes the abortion provision. Americans may differ about the legality and the scope of abortion rights, but it's unlikely that any of us want those decisions to be made by a UN "committee of experts." This treaty is a broadside attack on parents' rights to raise their own children. It is clear that both the United States and persons with disabilities are much better off relying on U.S. law than on any UN treaty.

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