(Tea Party 247) – Despite a bluntly pro-life speech before the United Nations General Assembly in September and a growing number of nations coming forward to support US pro-life diplomacy, pro-life amendments introduced by the US to UN resolutions adopted before Christmas still failed by a large margin.
“The U.S. cannot accept references to sexual and reproductive health or to other language that would promote abortion or suggest a right to abortion,” said the U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Life Site News reports:
The short explanation of the U.S. position came after two U.S. amendments failed to pass during the adoption of a resolution on humanitarian assistance.
The U.S. proposed amendments to resolutions on global health and humanitarian interventions in the plenary of the General Assembly, as well as three other resolutions on girls, children, and youth that were adopted before Christmas. The amendments sought to delete or replace the term “sexual and reproductive health.”
In the plenary session of the General Assembly, the U.S. received support from up to fifteen countries in 2019, a significant increase from only one in 2018. Even so, more than 100 other countries coalesced against U.S. pro-life amendments alongside the Europeans, an increase from some eighty last year.
It is well-known that the buzzword “sexual and reproductive health” is a thinly veiled euphemism for abortion efforts.
US diplomats had proposed amendments against such terms in UN resolutions for the first time during last years’ official General Assembly meetings.
Most resolutions remain unchanged after three years of the decidedly pro-life Trump administration.
The US has yet to deliver a UN joint statement to the General Assembly against abortion, although it delivered two other joint pro-life statements in other contexts.
The increased opposition to the U.S. amendments is a direct result of EU abortion advocacy.
The EU has emerged as a formidable rival to the U.S. when it comes to the pro-life cause. With its twenty-eight EU bloc countries and their supporters, the EU can boast an army of diplomats and ministers in New York and capitals all across Europe. The bloc exerts influence on delegations from developing countries and their capitals. While U.S. pro-life diplomacy is still in its infancy, EU abortion diplomacy is systematic, constant, and backed by financial incentives to developing countries.
Europe, where nations with hundreds upon hundreds of years of rich and ancient history are crumbling in the span of a decade under the weight of their own multiculturalism.