Skip to comments.Latin American Document Recognizes 'Sexual Rights'
Posted on 06/17/2004 5:49:02 PM PDT by wagglebee
A discord-filled Latin American regional meeting held in Mexico City last week witnessed pro-abortion and pro-lesbian advocates take control of many government delegations, allegations of blackmail made against the United States, and the acceptance of a document that appears to support abortion, even though most Latin American countries recognize the right to life from the moment of conception.
The outcome of the Ninth Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean left radical feminist advocates claiming a victory for their agenda and a defeat for the United States and its pro-life allies, including Nicaragua and El Salvador.
The outcome document, what is now being called the Mexico City Consensus, includes language calling on Latin American nations to implement legislation Guaranteeing the responsible exercise of sexual and reproductive rights and access without discrimination to health services, encompassing sexual and reproductive health.
The most significant aspect of this language is the insertion of sexual rights. Ellen Sauerbrey, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women and the head of the U.S. delegation at the meeting, told the Friday Fax, I am concerned about the implication of sexual rights because to the best of my knowledge it is a new and undefined concept, one that I have not seen in any major international document. Some observers believe that radical feminists hope that sexual rights could eventually include such things as abortion on demand, legalized prostitution, homosexual marriage and complete sexual autonomy for children.
According to Lilian Celiberti, of Articulacion Feminista Marcosur, a pro-abortion womens group, the U.S. was so concerned with this language that it blackmailed several delegations to prevent the use of the terms sexual and reproductive rights in the final document, an allegation vehemently denied by Saurebrey. According to Sauerbrey, Absolutely at no point at this meeting or leading up to it was there any implication that the many programs that the United States funds to promote women's rights throughout the world would be impacted by decisions made by delegations at this or any other international meeting.
According to a news report, the goal of such regional meetings is to create documents that will be sent to United Nations headquarters in New York, to represent the objectives of the Latin American region during next years Beijing +10 Conference, the 10-year follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women.
Rocio Galvez, president of Provida, a Mexican pro-life group that worked with many other pro-life NGOs at the meeting, said: We see what happened in Mexico as very disturbing, because the pro-abortion and pro-lesbian groups imposed a stance against life and morality which does not at all represent the views of this region. I hope that in Beijing +10 there is more tolerance, and that it is made clear that not all social groups advocate anti-family practices like abortion and homosexuality.
The next regional meeting will be in Puerto Rico from June 28 to July 2.
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Well, would it decrease the pressure on the southern border?
One wonders why we even bothered to participate in yet another farce called "international law"...
Left-wing multilateral fascism.
The sex positive agenda marches on. "Age of consent" is another sticking point for these groups, they think that everyone should be sexually active at all ages.
Homosexual Agenda Ping - this is what you get with this equation: NGOs + Mexico + Feminists + UN = Abortion "Rights" and a Bunch of Lesbians.
How about we get rid of the UN for starters, no more NGOs angling for money and power, then duct tape the feminists, and the homosexuals (male and female) can get therapy and/or religion, or turn conservative like Tammy Bruce. There's always back in the closet, too.
Nothing like pressuring conservative South American Catholics into forced acceptance of homosexuality and abortion.
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At least the meeting was full of discord.