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U.N. Group Stands Up for Children's Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Including Abortion
CNS News ^ | July 28, 2011 | Tierney Smith

Posted on 07/28/2011 3:16:03 PM PDT by NYer

United Nations, UN

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations headquarters in New York City. (U.N. Photo by Eskinder Debebe)

(CNSNews.com) – Y-PEER, a youth initiative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), says "more needs to be done to ensure young people's sexual and reproductive rights" -- especially "the right to choose," a reference to abortion.

The statement also says all young people globally have the "right to confidentiality" and the right to "be free from judgment."

Tyler Ament of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) told CNSNews.com, "The statement doesn't mention the age specifically, but the UN defines youth as those between the ages of 10-24."

The U.N.-affiliated group also issued what U.N. analysts say is a call for the decriminalization of prostitution and drug use.

The “Joint Youth Statement on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People” was released in preparation for the U.N. Youth Conference, which began Monday in New York.

“In order to fully recognise young people’s sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to choose, we must achieve universal access to safe and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health care services, including access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings,” the document states.

The phrase “reproductive health care services” includes abortion, which the statement further underscores.

“Young women’s health is threatened by policies and services that do not provide life-saving access to family planning and contraception," the Y-PEER document said. “It is vital to implement key effective measures in the continuum of care for maternal health, including access to safe abortion.”

It further stated: “The rights of marginalized young people, including those who are living with HIV, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, young men who have sex with men, sex workers, injecting drug users, disabled youth, young people in crisis situations and other vulnerable youth continue to be violated through policies and programmes that criminalize them and ignore their specific needs.”

Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., said the statement constitutes an endorsement of prostitution. He also said the statements are shocking, especially because they come from a United Nations-affiliated organization.

"I think the plain implication of this statement is that ‘sex workers,’ which is a euphemism for prostitutes, and injecting drug users should not be criminalized, which means, presumably, that their conduct should not be criminalized,” Sprigg told CNSNews.com. “So, yes, I think this is a statement calling for the legalization of prostitution and drugs, and it’s shocking that any -- you know, that any self-respecting international organizations would endorse that idea."

Paul Rondeau, director of communications for the American Life League, said the statement reveals that the United Nations has a pro-abortion agenda for children.

“The United Nations has become the unsupervised playground and laboratory of the sex-industrial complex,” Rondeau told CNSNews.com.

“Organizations like UNESCO, International Planned Parenthood, and now Y-PEERS demand more sexual rights and more abortions as the solutions to more HIV infections and more abortions for the ever-younger victims they pretend to serve," he said.

Y-PEERS did not respond to attempts by CNSNews.com to obtain comment. The organization describes itself as “a network of young people from dozens of countries and hundreds of youth clubs and organizations, with thousands of members around the globe. We work to mobilize youth about issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.”

Rondeau said the organization appears to be “one more front group -- wittingly or otherwise -- for sex-based profiteers and cultural revolutionaries posing as concerned global citizens.”

“Within the statement absolutely stuffed with gobbledygook, it calls for disordered sexual behavior, prostitution, and IV drug use to be decriminalized,” he said. “Yet the leading cause of the spread of AIDS is sexual promiscuity followed by sharing needles in IV drug use. So, who benefits from decriminalizing these behaviors: youth or sexual health agencies, providers, and pharmaceutical companies?”

Ament said these statements show that the U.N. is clearly focused on pushing a sexuality agenda instead of focusing on the real problems that youth face.

“The statement says that the U.N.'s youth agenda isn't really focused on the fundamental needs of youth,” he told CNSNews.com. “Most of the youth they focus on are youth in developing countries, and developing countries still don't have good access to water, basic health care, and jobs. Thousands of children die every day because of malaria, and the majority of maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Shouldn't these be higher priority development items than ‘sex rights’?”

Regarding confidentiality for youth, Ament pointed out that 10-year-olds naturally rely on their parents for most things.

“This has been the way to do things since humans have been around,” Ament said. “If non-governmental sex rights groups can convince a 10-year-old that their parents don't really have what it takes to care for their ‘sexual health needs’ and then have the law to back up their manipulation, the negative consequences are many.”

Rondeau added: “Offering confidentiality to minors not only violates parents’ rights, it protects sex offenders, rapists, molesters, and child sex traffickers. It also exposes the child to additional exploitation. This is well documented in the United States where Planned Parenthood has been caught on video ignoring mandatory reporting laws on suspected rape or child abuse and coaching young girls to lie on admission forms. All this is done under the guise of serving and protecting youth. Of course, these same girls then come back for contraceptives and abortions all without parental knowledge or law enforcement removing them from high-risk environments.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; children; getusout; homosexualagenda; ipp; moralabsolutes; prostitution; sex; un; unesco; unitednations; youth; ypeers

1 posted on 07/28/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
Tyler Ament of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) told CNSNews.com, "The statement doesn't mention the age specifically, but the UN defines youth as those between the ages of 10-24."

Essentially this .... U.N. Group Wants To Make Abortion A Human Right For 10-Year-Olds!

2 posted on 07/28/2011 3:17:36 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
the right to "be free from judgment."

Absolutely nobody has that right.

3 posted on 07/28/2011 3:18:19 PM PDT by tbpiper (Sarah Palin is the antivenin for the Obama poison)
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To: NYer

What about the right not to be forced into prostitution or the right to a childhood free of forced sexual contact with adults?


4 posted on 07/28/2011 3:19:52 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: NYer

Essentially this .... U.N. Group Wants To Make Molestation A Human Right For 10-Year-Olds!


5 posted on 07/28/2011 3:20:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 918. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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"...Children's Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Including Abortion..."

Leftism: thinking that holding two mutually-exclusive views is completely rational and normal.

6 posted on 07/28/2011 3:21:50 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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Anyone who doesn't hate the UN with every fibre of their being is either braindead or evil. Now the UN is pushing the vilest of agendas more and more, and wants every child in the world to be a victim of sexual molestation and have access to abortion. Oh, and no one should "judge" anyone's immorality. The first presidential candidate to tell the truth about the UN and say "The US out of the UN and the UN out of the US" will win the election. Time is long overdue to get rid of the disgusting pit of evil called the UN and stop give one red cent of OUR tax money to it. CLEAN OUT THE ROACHES!

7 posted on 07/28/2011 3:32:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NYer

This will be a 1st. Children may be able to abort themselves.


8 posted on 07/28/2011 3:34:59 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: NYer
“In order to fully recognise young people’s sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to choose, we must achieve universal access to safe and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health care services, including access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings,” the document states.

Don't they really mean to fully recognize predatory abortionists' right to prey on children for profit?

What a bunch of ghouls. They could care less about real children's health issues. It seems to me that they only used to target adult women...

9 posted on 07/28/2011 3:35:26 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: NYer

Th U. N. wants a world wide child sex trade and uses this tack to ease into such “commerce.” It sounds so “liberal” throwing in the buzz word “privacy,” with “rights” for all!


10 posted on 07/28/2011 3:35:39 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NYer

Sounds to me like the monsters at the U.N. want to screw children. If they get pregnant, they want the child to be able to get an abortion without any fear that the abortion mill will inform any authority.

Where are we going, why are we in this handbasket and why is it getting hotter?


11 posted on 07/28/2011 3:36:23 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: little jeremiah

You are absolutely correct.


12 posted on 07/28/2011 3:39:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

What a bunch of sick bastards.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 4:19:22 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval" in la Casa Blanca)
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To: ronnyquest

Yes-—cognitive dissonance.....

They do this intentionally to destroy reason and logic in children—so when they are adults, they can’t think exactly like the people at the UN.

How Liberals Think

and why they are intentionally destroying the morality of the children.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c


14 posted on 07/28/2011 4:48:06 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: trisham

Destruction and ruin is their goal. And to personally enjoy it while everything goes to hell.


15 posted on 07/28/2011 5:27:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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... access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education, in formal and non-formal settings ...

What's the difference between a "formal" and "non-formal" setting?

Considering this is from the UN, does one involve having a weapon pointed at you while the other does not?

16 posted on 07/28/2011 5:43:16 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: NYer

The UN should try it in Mecca and get back me.


17 posted on 07/28/2011 5:56:20 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ken in texas

I assume “informal” means at UN employees’ houses to show ‘em the proper methods of sodomy, prostitution and so on. Like a field trip, or workshop.


18 posted on 07/28/2011 5:58:45 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: NYer
The U. N. is wrong here! The truth:

“First and foremost, the right to life of every human person – from conception to natural death – is the primary and thus most essential of all human rights,” the letter stated. “Faith teaches and human reason confirms that human life is not a privilege bestowed on us by others, but rather a right that society must recognize and protect.

"As Christians, we are called to witness to an authentic ‘human ecology’ which safeguards all human life – no matter how frail or impaired – from being manipulated or destroyed.”

Bishops of Wisconsin

 

VOTE FOR LIFE!

 

 


19 posted on 07/28/2011 7:22:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: OpusatFR

Also ,how about the right to a world free of the UN and its sick, twisted agenda?


20 posted on 07/28/2011 8:01:21 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: NYer
Essentially this .... U.N. Group Wants To Make Abortion A Human Right For 10-Year-Olds!

And the "human right" for a dirty old Kevin Jennings to make it with a 10-year-old boy. Apparently.

21 posted on 07/28/2011 8:10:41 PM PDT by fwdude
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The U. N. is wrong here!

Just "here?" How about everywhere!!!?

22 posted on 07/28/2011 8:11:51 PM PDT by fwdude
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The statement also says all young people globally have the “right to confidentiality” and the right to “be free from judgment.”

Nope, you don’t have a right to be free from judgement, you can get the rcommended course of being a little thick-skinned to deal with it. And just to think this crap we get about made-up false freedoms was bad enough for America...


23 posted on 07/29/2011 9:39:57 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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The statement also says all young people globally have the “right to confidentiality” and the right to “be free from judgment.”

Nope, you don’t have a right to be free from judgement, you can get the rcommended course of being a little thick-skinned to deal with it. And just to think this crap we get about made-up false freedoms was bad enough for America...


24 posted on 07/29/2011 9:40:07 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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And just think one of our own David Rockefeller, American citizen and Republican started this whole disgusting mess. Something evil this way comes.


25 posted on 08/29/2011 12:26:35 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Grunthor

UN members were raping young girls in the Congo.


26 posted on 08/29/2011 12:28:02 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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