But despite the title and language of the treaty, including the affirmation of a right to life, it is doubtful whether the treaty would protect the rights of unborn children with disabilities, such as those with Down syndrome.
Through its affirmation of sexual and reproductive health"-a phrase that clearly means access to abortion and abortion rights-the treaty also supports abortion, even though it has been estimated that over 90 percent of pregnancies in the United States with a diagnosis of Down syndrome are terminated through abortion.
This controversial aspect of the seemingly non-controversial treaty has been completely ignored in the many stories hailing Obamas endorsement of the legally binding measure. However, it explains why a pro-abortion administration would support such a measure. This treaty, for the first time in history, establishes an international right to abortion.
On the left, the George Soros-funded Human Rights Watch called it the first international human rights treaty signed by the United States in nearly a decade and identified several other important outstanding treaties that should be signed and/or ratified, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). . .