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  • Abortion games between Brazil and UN

    02/23/2012 6:46:41 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Abortion games between Brazil and UN By Julio Severo Last week the Dilma Rousseff administration was pressed by CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women) about an alleged number of 200,000 deaths of women each year because of illegal abortion in Brazil. The Brazilian representatives showed no willingness to question this patently inflated number. Official data from the Brazilian government show that 146 women, whose pregnancy ended in abortion, died in 1996. In 2004, 156 women died. Where did CEDAW get the extravagant figure of 200,000 deaths? From Brazilian feminist NGOs funded largely by US pro-abortion institutions as...
  • U.S. Foundations Give Millions to Law Firm to Promote Abortions Worldwide

    08/16/2008 9:24:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Life News ^ | August 15, 2008 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), a prominent U.S.-based public interest group litigating and lobbying for pro-abortion policies world-wide, has released its annual report for 2007. The reported CRR budget confirms that large US foundations continue their heavy financial support for radical social policies not only in the US, but all over the world. The report shows that close to fifty percent of CRR’s $14 million budget is financed by more than forty American foundations. The Hewlett and Packard foundations lead the way. Other prominent donors include Ford and MacArthur foundations as well as George Soros’ Open Society Institute. CRR...
  • Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II

    08/29/2007 6:23:13 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 168+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Interviews Brazil's Pro-Life Evangelist Julio Severo - Part II Pro-abort and homosexual movement tactics, the disaster of Luiz Lula, homosexual activism in Brazil, persecution of Severo, a prayer book By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman See Part I at SAO PAULO, August 29, 2007 ( What are the tactics used by the pro-abortion and homosexual movements in Brazil? Julio Severo: They are undermining rights linked to family and sexuality. There are pervasive propaganda efforts showing that women are vulnerable and need state protection. Then they are trained for empowerment, to understand that the ideal life is to enter the...
  • Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions

    08/28/2007 2:17:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 465+ views
    LifeNews ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Poland Abortion Group Says Women Head to Other Nations for Abortions by Steven Ertelt Editor August 28, 2007 Warsaw, Poland ( -- In an effort to promote abortions in this pro-life nation, pro-abortion advocates in Poland are trying to make the case that abortion should be legalized because so many women travel to other European nations for them. The Polish Federation for Woman and Family Planning claims several thousand Poles head abroad every year. Wanda Nowicka, the head of the pro-abortion organization, says “Women from Warsaw most often choose either Britain or the Netherlands." The British Pregnancy Advisory Service,...
  • Nigeria: The Sultan, Cedaw And Our Values

    08/24/2007 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 391+ views
    allafrica ^ | July 31,2007 | Sonnie Ekwowusi
    In 1999 the CEDAW Committee, which regulates the operation of CEDAW in countries that ratify and domesticate it, told Columbia that the provision of its law outlawing abortion was a violation of the rights of women to health enshrined in article 12 of CEDAW. On July 1, 1999 the CEDAW lambasted Nepal for criminalizing abortion. On July 9, 1999, CEDAW Committee told Chile that the Chilean laws punishing abortion were violating the rights of Chilean women. In 2000, CEDAW told Burkina Faso to review its laws on abortion and provide for coverage by social security. In 2000 also, CEDAW...
  • United Nations tells Hondurans that Abortion Ban is “A Crime”

    08/02/2007 4:08:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 529+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/2/07 | Samantha Singson
    NEW YORK, August 2, 2007 ( - At the latest round of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee meetings in New York, members of the CEDAW committee criticized Hondurans for their pro-life laws, telling their delegation that the total ban on abortions is “a crime.” Committee member Heisoo Shin told the Honduran delegation that it was necessary for the government to “create a momentum, a social force that stops the crime that allows a woman to die, to risk unsafe abortion and not have self-determination.” When the Honduran delegation responded that government...
  • Liberals Push Women's Treaty

    01/31/2007 7:55:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Citizen Link ^ | 01.31.07 | Pete Winn
    Document gives U.N. committee authority to dictate family policy. Senate Democrats may be on the verge of resurrecting a treaty that could be used to require U.S. compliance with liberal policies, such as a right to abortion and legalization of prostitution.  The treaty -- the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  (CEDAW)  -- was signed by President Carter in 1980, but was never ratified by the U.S. Senate and has been in limbo ever since.  More than 180 countries have ratified the treaty, which established a United Nations committee to monitor participation in CEDAW ....
  • Reconcilable Differences: What Social Sciences Show About Complementarity of Sexes & Parenting

    12/30/2005 4:44:59 AM PST · by rhema · 11 replies · 704+ views
    Touchstone ^ | November 2005 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    In the last four decades, a feminist revolution has swept the globe. To be sure, this revolution has brought many beneficial changes to our world. Now, for instance, much of the world allows and encourages women to bring their talents into the public spheres of work and public policy. But this revolution has also brought less welcome developments to the global scene. What might be described as the androgynous impulse—an impulse that seeks to deny any essential or biologically based differences between men and women—is one of those developments. Androgynous Impulse This impulse can be found, among other places, in...
  • Helping Women: Is administration against female advancement worldwide?

    09/16/2005 8:02:50 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 10 replies · 408+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Sep. 16, 2005 | Editorial
    Feminists of a certain political stripe are accusing the Bush administration of "flip-flopping on its commitment to women." "In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, 14 leaders from women's health, human rights and development organizations questioned the U.S. commitment to halving world poverty by 2015," asserts a Sept. 13 press release from the International Conference on Population and Development. "With less than 24 hours until the start of the World Summit at the United Nations, the U.S. refuses to endorse policies that would significantly advance poverty goals by advancing women's rights." Wow. We knew the Bush administration was...
  • Torturing Women (Abortion)

    07/25/2005 6:04:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 7/25/05 | Steve Kellmeyer
    Unusual things are happening in the feminist world. The Hungarian representative to UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) said that, in the future, abortion will be viewed by women in the same way that torture is now viewed by human rights advocates. Now, given how often the UN turns a blind eye to torture, Saddam Hussein’s regime being a fine example of the carefully shielded glance, we may justifiably wonder if this means torture will become acceptable or abortion unacceptable. But even so, the possibility that CEDAW members are beginning to question the practice is telling....
  • Expert at UN Women's Rights Session Compares Abortion to 'Torture'

    07/14/2005 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 227+ views
    Unusual admissions were made yesterday by a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, a UN committee that monitors compliance with the Convention of the same name (CEDAW). The CEDAW Committee is notorious for pressuring countries to liberalize their laws on abortion. However, at yesterday's meeting, Hungary's representative called abortion "bad for women," and said that in the future, abortion will come to be seen the same way that "torture" is currently viewed in the area of human rights. The Committee has convened for its 33rd session to examine the progress reports of six countries including...
  • Promises to keep? (CEDAW)

    03/09/2005 10:38:26 AM PST · by madfly · 8 replies · 521+ views ^ | Mar. 7, 2005 | Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D.
    At Beijing +5, former first lady Hillary Clinton told the delegates and representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that the Beijing documents were “promises agreed to” and that those promises were both “a road map” and a “rallying cry.” Beijing +10 was to be the radical feminists’ finest hour –– the culmination of Mrs. Clinton’s prediction that “women’s rights” would become “human rights.”  She made it clear that “women’s rights” included abortion, “gender mainstreaming,” preferences and quotas. Yet, the timing of Beijing +10 couldn’t be worse for radical feminists.  They were counting on this conference to be the capstone of...
  • US Has Not Backed Down on Pro-Life Stance at UN Meeting

    03/04/2005 7:38:46 AM PST · by FlyLow · 24 replies · 382+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 3-4-05 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( - Notwithstanding inaccurate reports in major media, the U.S. delegation at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in New York has not dropped a contentious proposal to make clear that a key document on women's equality does not uphold a "right" to abortion. Spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Richard Grenell, told mid-afternoon Thursday New York time that the reports were wrong. "The situation is we have not decided what to do, and we are in discussions at the moment," Grenell said. The U.S. delegation earlier called for the draft of a...
  • US Draws Jeers for Abortion Comments at UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Jeers and catcalls greeted the top U.S. delegate to a global women's conference on Friday as she stressed Washington's opposition to abortion and support for sexual abstinence and fidelity. After withdrawing an unpopular anti-abortion amendment from a key U.N. document, the United States joined in approving the declaration that reaffirmed a 150-page platform agreed 10 years ago at a landmark U.N. women's conference in Beijing. The final approval prompted cheers, applause and a standing ovation by some participants. However, top U.S. delegate Ellen Sauerbrey drew boos from the audience, which included some of the 6,000 activists...
  • UN Women’s Committee Pressuring Samoa to Legalize Abortion, Drop Fertility Rates

    02/04/2005 6:44:40 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 405+ views
    Life Site ^ | February 3, 2005
    NEW YORK, February 3, 2005 ( - At the United Nations, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is pushing the government of Samoa to legalize abortion and force more women out of their traditional family roles and into work and political life. CEDAW issued a press release January 24, in which it complained that, despite having set up a Ministry for Women’s Affairs, the role of married women in Samoan society was too traditional and mostly oriented towards family life. It said not enough women run for political office, and that abortion is still illegal despite...
  • Men Step Aside, The Rad-Fems Are Set To Win the Culture War

    01/13/2005 5:09:38 PM PST · by GMMAC · 71 replies · 1,434+ views / FreeRepublic ^ | January 5, 2005 | Carey Roberts
    Men Step Aside, The Rad-Fems Are Set To Win the Culture War January 5, 2005 by Carey Roberts If you want to understand the Culture War, you need to appreciate the ideology, methods, and goals of radical feminism. And to understand feminism, you must understand Marxist philosophy and the history of the Soviet Union. On this last point, I recommend Joshua Muravchik's highly-readable book, Heaven on Earth. Future historians will note the Culture War took an important turn in the November 2 elections. Sensing their political standing was on the wane, the Leftists decided to pull out all the...
  • Administration Chooses Anti-Feminist Group to Train Iraqi Women

    10/06/2004 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 16 replies · 721+ views
    One World ^ | Wed, Oct 06, 2004 | Jim Lobe
    The State Department has awarded an explicitly anti-feminist U.S. group part of a US$10 million grant to train Iraqi women in political participation and democracy. The group, the Washington-based Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), will help implement the administration’s “Iraqi Women’s Democracy Initiative,” along with a number of other groups that, unlike the IWF, have experience in international exchange and democracy-promotion activities, including the Meridian International Center, the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Recipients of the grants also include the Bangalore-based Art of Living Foundation, a volunteer organization that promotes yoga and other breathing exercises to...
  • A Primer Against Gay Marriage

    08/14/2004 4:49:31 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 1,247+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 11AUG04 | Stephen Baskerville
    Peter Sprigg begins his new book on same-sex marriage, Outrage, with a paradox: Most Americans oppose it, "yet in terms of political action, the pro-family, pro-marriage majority has been strangely muted." Sprigg attributes this to a lack of intellectual ammunition and aims to remedy that deficiency with this book. He is certainly qualified to do so. Director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at the Family Research Council (FRC), Sprigg has also co-authored a more scholarly book published by FRC that assembles the scientific research on homosexuality. Some highlights of that research provide the factual foundation for...
  • Kerry's sister a 'secret weapon' of feminists

    07/26/2004 11:09:47 PM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 1,892+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/27/04 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    BOSTON -- Sen. John Kerry's sister assured a rally of feminist Democrats here yesterday that her brother will name several pro-choice justices to the Supreme Court if elected president.     "There are three things my brother is going to do when he's elected president," Peggy Kerry told a Boston event held yesterday at the Harvard Club by the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Feminist Majority.     Mr. Kerry will restore $34 billion to the United Nation's population fund for family planning, she pledged, and the Democrat will make sure that "CEDAW," an international treaty to eliminate discrimination against women, is...
  • The Stalking Horse Named CEDAW - UN Feminist Agenda

    01/18/2004 6:34:14 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 376+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/16/2004 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    This week the UN is assessing various nations' compliance to CEDAW In ancient times, the men who hunted birds were called “fowlers.” One method they used was to hide behind their horses until they got close enough to capture their prey. That’s where we get our phrase, “stalking horse.” The horse out front is meant to deceive -- behind it, lurks an unseen threat. Today, there are yet fowlers among us. This week, at the United Nations, a group of fowlers from 23 nations are meeting to assess various nations’ progress on women’s issues. They are hiding behind a stalking...
  • Pro-Life Group Obtains Internal Documents Showing Pro-Abortion Strategy

    12/08/2003 2:24:04 AM PST · by Got a right to Life? . . Huh? · 48 replies · 584+ views ^ | December 6, 2003 | Paul Nowak
    New York, NY ( -- The Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (CFAM) announced Thursday that it has obtained internal memos from the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) detailing the strategy to develop international pro-abortion laws that can be imposed and enforced throughout the world -- ultimately government financed abortion on demand worldwide. "The memos appear to confirm long-standing fears of some legal scholars that international negotiations on human rights laws are no longer conducted in good faith, and that national sovereignty is jeopardized by such negotiations," wrote Douglas Sylvia, Vice President of CFAM, in the first of a series...
  • Femininity Betrayed: A Global Attack

    09/13/2003 8:26:17 PM PDT · by narses · 35 replies · 584+ views
    Few Americans realize that in 1971 the state of Nevada passed legislation allowing certain counties to legalize prostitution. Coincidentally, Nevada has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. Prostitution is becoming increasingly tolerated around the world and is legal in Australia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Holland and Singapore. Former President Clinton even tried to decriminalize consensual prostitution during negotiations last year over an international organized crime treaty. Few Americans realize that in 1971 the state of Nevada passed legislation allowing certain counties to legalize prostitution. Coincidentally, Nevada has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country. Prostitution is becoming increasingly...
  • Let Cedaw Die

    08/01/2002 1:08:16 PM PDT · by TopQuark · 5 replies · 304+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2002 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    <p>Just when you thought all those old, tired, cranky feminists of the 1970s had crawled back into their gender-neutral homes to leave us in peace, wham! There they are, right back in your face. And depressingly enough, they are still going on about the same piece of paper they were decades ago.</p>
  • UN Treaty on Women - ACTION ALERT

    06/05/2002 12:54:41 PM PDT · by madfly · 67 replies · 6,984+ views
    C-Fam ^ | June 5, 2002 | Austin Ruse
    From email: Dear Colleague, If you have not done so yet, call the White House right now and tell them to "Un-Sign CEDAW." (pronounced See-Daw, rhymes with Hee-Haw). CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) is the most dangerous treaty the US has ever considered ratifying. Some call it the ERA on steroids, or the ERA with a vengeance. CEDAW seeks to drive women from the home and to drive children into day care. CEDAW seeks to eliminate Mother's Day. Sounds crazy, but its true. The CEDAW committee has Pressured China to legalize prostitution Pressured...
  • Schlafly's GOP Agenda (contents: 100% pure, unadulterated, kicka$$, conservatism))

    12/04/2002 11:50:11 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 49 replies · 881+ views
    The Eagle Forum ^ | 12/04/02 | Phylis Schlafly
    Congressional Agenda for 2003 Dec. 4, 2002 The clouds of election contests are behind us and a new Republican majority in both Houses of Congress will gather in January. It's time to reaffirm some basic Republican principles and move ahead with legislative implementation. Principle #1. The American people, especially middle-class families, are overtaxed. Congress should accelerate and make permanent the tax cuts voted in 2001. In particular, Congress should remedy the ridiculous and deceitful current law that eliminates the death tax in 2010 but reinstates it at high levels in 2011 and imposes a brand new tax on the heirs...
  • U.S. Should Lead In the Equality Arena (CEDAW) (You-Know-What-Alert)

    11/25/2002 10:32:29 PM PST · by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch · 5 replies · 294+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | November 24, 2002 | Jane Self
    JANE SELF: U.S. should lead in the equality arena November 24, 2002 It was bad enough that the Equal Rights Amendment never became a part of the U.S. Constitution after it was passed by Congress in 1972. We were just three states short of the 38 required for ratification when the deadline expired in 1982. The last state to ratify the amendment was Indiana in 1977. The biggest disappointment was that most of the 15 states that held out are Southern ó Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. That doesn’t speak very highly for...
  • Tell Your Senator to Vote Against CEDAW! - The Moved UN-mover

    11/02/2002 3:43:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 295+ views
    The United States is an obstacle to leftist U.N. initiatives. Let's keep it that way. The United States is rightly gaining a reputation as the greatest obstacle to radically leftist United Nations' initiatives. From the Kyoto protocol to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CFR), American resistance is an enormous hindrance to these measures and reduces their credibility. In this way, the United States honors its position as world superpower. Although this reputation has been reaffirmed by the repeated failure of the Senate to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against...
  • Liberals Make Final Push for Women's 'Rights' Treaty

    10/09/2002 4:00:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 294+ views ^ | October 09, 2002 | Jeff Johnson
    Supporters of a controversial United Nations treaty purporting to uphold women's "rights" gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to press for Senate ratification of the document. But opponents note a number of contradictions in statements made in defense of the treaty. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told more than a hundred supporters of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), "The Senate chamber is now pretty crowded, not only with substantive disagreements, but [also with] petty politics." "[The treaty] is caught in the middle of a much larger and...
  • The Worst Treaty?with The Best Name (CEDAW)

    10/01/2002 1:25:46 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 1 replies · 222+ views
    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) September 16, 2002 CEDAW is a U.N. convention that was signed in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter but never ratified by the U.S. Senate-for good reasons. Now Senators Joseph Biden and Barbara Boxer are leading a fight to ratify CEDAW, and it looks like the vote will be close. HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY THIS MISNAMED TREATY SHOULD BE REJECTED 1. CEDAW ASSAILS OUR FEDERAL SYSTEM AND NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AT A TIME WE CAN LEAST AFFORD IT: Those who support CEDAW say that it won't affect our...
  • Feeling a Bit Woolsey [CEDAW]

    09/25/2002 8:38:56 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 2 replies · 425+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/25/2002 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Representative Lynn Woolsey thinks that the United States should learn about women's rights from Saudi Arabia. by Stephen F. Hayes 09/25/2002 12:00:00 AM Stephen F. Hayes, staff writer CALIFORNIA REPRESENTATIVE Lynn Woolsey wants the United States to sign something she refers to as CEDAW--the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. So she sent out a "dear colleague" letter that reads, in part: "Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, United States, Iran. Which one of these is different from the others??? If you guessed the United States--you're wrong. If you guessed Saudi Arabia, you're right." The Saudis,...
  • The Latest U.N. Magic Act - Turning Women into Men

    09/01/2002 12:37:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 444+ views ^ | September 6, 2002 | Jim Moore
    Even David Copperfield couldn't pull off this genetic switcheroo. He would need the help of a few underhanded politicians, a waffling Congress, and the half-dead, but still dangerous, United Nations, the quintessential house of illusions. So goodbye, David, hello CEDAW. That's the acronym for the UN's "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women." Euphemistically called "The Rip Van Winkle" treaty, CEDAW has been around for some 20 years but has lain dormant for two decades because it was considered too divisive to reach the Senate floor for a vote. Until now, that is. Now, with the...
  • CEDAW A Global Tool That Would Harm Women

    09/01/2002 9:30:29 AM PDT · by madfly · 20 replies · 1,404+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | August 27, 2002 | Wendy Wright
    Two main problems exist with the United Nations’ treaty on Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) – what it says and what it does. At first blush, some may believe the sweeping language and personal issues it addresses would benefit women. But it is, in fact, the broad language and intrusiveness – embodied in something as powerful as a treaty – that makes CEDAW a tool for mischief. Family law, parental rights, religious exercise, education, abortion regulation, employment pay scales, quotas in educational institutions, workplaces and elected offices, and homosexual privileges – these...
  • The Summer Of Our Malcontents, Part II: The Little Sisterhood And The Big Lie

    08/28/2002 6:57:22 AM PDT · by Starmaker · 2 replies · 228+ views
    ToogoodReports ^ | August 28, 2002 | Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
    Not satisfied with having emasculated America's men and its institutions, the misandric malcontents are ready to issue world-class orders. Yessir, the repeatedly defeated ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) has been reincarnated in the form of a 900 pound gorilla called CEDAW (rhymes with HEE HAW). Basically, CEDAW is a U.S. treaty with the world that calls for the International eradication of Mother's Day, Father's Day, parental rights, heterosexuality, and manhood in exchange for the legalization of prostitution and for one "choice" — abortion. That's it in a nutshell. (Sorry, just being colorful.) By now it's old news that the ever spineless...
  • Radical Feminist UN Treaty Jeopardizes National Sovereignty

    08/26/2002 7:21:55 AM PDT · by madfly · 25 replies · 451+ views
    American Policy Center ^ | Aug. 07, 2002 | APC
     Action Central Index August 7, 2002, Volume 5 Issue 9 APC is now offering you a quick and easy way to multiply your efforts and help win more battles! Simply click to send this APC Action Alert to up to TEN of your friends! It’s fast, it’s easy, and most of all, it’s extremely effective in KILLING LEFTIST POLICIES! After sitting in the dustbin since Jimmy Carter was president, Democrats have resurrected The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It was recently passed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and...
  • Senate Must Not Ratify CEDAW

    08/25/2002 3:26:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 661+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2002 | Wendy McElroy
    After more than two decades of the U.S. Senate refusing to ratify the United Nation's Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the treaty July 30, sending CEDAW once more to a full Senate vote. What is CEDAW? The treaty requires all signatory nations to condemn sexism and to establish legal mechanisms, such as legislation, to protect women against discrimination. Ratification of CEDAW could be disastrous for the United States. CEDAW would give an intrusive, corrupt, non-elected foreign body -- the U.N. -- the power to sculpt American laws and...
  • Oppose CEDAW (UN Treaty supported by Sen. Biden et. al.)

    08/22/2002 10:30:52 AM PDT · by theophilusscribe · 13 replies · 321+ views
    National Center for Home Education ^ | 8/22/02 | Tom Washburne
    Dear HSLDA Members and Friends, As you likely know by now, the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), is a treaty signed by Jimmy Carter in 1980 and passed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 30, 2002. United States Senator Joseph Biden, the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has stated his intention to see the Senate consider the measure when Congress returns in September from its summer recess. Home School Legal Defense Association, and numerous pro family groups, (including Focus on the Family and National Right to Life) strongly...
  • Domestic Disturbance

    08/22/2002 6:35:10 AM PDT · by Railroad · 259+ views
    Creative Loafing - Atlanta ^ | 08/21/2002 | Luke Boggs
    The Democrats are trying to corner the Republicans again with upcoming elections on the line!
  • Why the Senate will vote yes to destroy Mother's Day during an election year (MY TITLE)

    08/13/2002 2:03:18 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 16 replies · 382+ views
    globalfundforwomen ^ | 7/18/2002 | Jessica Cantelon
    "Because anyone who votes against CEDAW in the Senate is essentially voting against women's rights. At least that's the interpretation that's being sold." Full story see source of this radical womens treaty!
  • CEDAW: Now Is The Time To Stand Up For American Sovereignty

    08/13/2002 3:25:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies · 364+ views ^ | August 12, 2002 | Paul M. Weyrich
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted out the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, known as CEDAW. Every single Democrat and two Republicans voted in favor of this measure. The two Republicans supporting CEDAW were Sen. Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI), who is consistently at odds with his Republican colleagues, and Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR). Smith is in a tough re-election campaign and Oregon is a very liberal state. It is encouraging that two moderate Republicans, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), voted against the treaty. That is probably because the treaty...
  • UN Bans Mothers' Day?? (CEDAW)

    08/11/2002 9:45:26 PM PDT · by SEA · 21 replies · 387+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | August 8, 2002 | Chicago Bureau, The Illinois Leader
    For those who doubt that the UN wants to interfere in the internal affairs of the US and every other country, here's an article from the Illinois Leader. Thursday August 8, 2002 In a last-minute vote before summer break, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12 to 7 in favor of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Ratification requires two-thirds of Senators present when the vote is taken. On July 31, the New York Times reported that the treaty needs 3 more votes to pass. In January 2002, Uruguay, a...
  • "Notable News Now"

    08/10/2002 3:36:45 PM PDT · by backhoe · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Free Congress Foundation ^ | 8-10-02 | staff
      ----- Original Message ----- From: "Notable News Now" <> Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 12:23 PM Subject: fcfnnn081202 Inside: Paul M. Weyrich's Commentary: CEDAW: Now Is The Time To Stand Up For American Sovereignty > An Attack On Iraq...> > Will The Public Really Be Behind It?> > Public Opinion Expert Chris Ingram Discusses Whether Rank-And-File> Republicans And Democrats > Are Polls Apart On Taking Saddam To Task. > > Click On:> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------> -> The Boy Scouts Are Still Brave, Thrifty, And Reverent Of God's> Commandments...> > What About The Big Brothers And Big Sisters Of America?...
  • Prevailing perils of CEDAW

    08/07/2002 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 348+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2002 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    <p>Score one for the far left. Its political maneuvering paid off on CEDAW (a treaty known erroneously as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, by resurrecting and jumping it ahead of 18 other bills and then passing a treaty that had, wisely, been buried for more than 20 years, handed liberals what they hope will be a winning issue for the fall congressional elections and gained momentum for their radical domestic agenda. The problem is that, in the process, they have betrayed both women and their country.</p>
  • A feminist end run around sovereignty

    08/05/2002 12:18:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 599+ views ^ | 8/05/02 | Pat Buchanan
    "The 'house of world order' will have to be built from the bottom up. ... An end run around sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault." So wrote diplomat Richard Gardner in 1974. And there is no better illustration of conducting an end run around sovereignty than the feminist drive to have the Senate ratify the U.N. "Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women." Crafted by radical feminists, "CEDAW" was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1979 and signed by Jimmy Carter in 1980. When the Reagan Revolution...
  • Opening salvo on treaty for women (Endorsement by Senate panel puts Republicans in tough spot)

    07/31/2002 8:07:02 PM PDT · by USA21 · 14 replies · 354+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, August 1, 2002 | James Dao
    Opening salvo on treaty for women Endorsement by Senate panel puts Republicans in tough spot WASHINGTON The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee, over the objections of the Bush administration, has approved an international treaty intended to eliminate discrimination against women. The vote set up a politically divisive floor fight pitting women's rights groups against religious and social conservatives. The treaty, known as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, requires member nations to reduce barriers against women in housing, politics, employment, health care and legal systems. It requires that women have equal rights to work,...
  • Senate Committee Votes for U.N. Gender Treaty

    07/31/2002 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Damocles · 7 replies · 329+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 31, 2002 | Jeff Johnson
    Senate Committee Votes for U.N. Gender TreatyJeff Johnson, CNSNews.comWednesday, July 31, 2002 WASHINGTON – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Tuesday for ratification of a controversial United Nations treaty opposed by a number of conservative women's groups. The committee recommended ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by a vote of 12 to seven. Republicans Gordon Smith of Oregon and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island crossed party lines to join all 10 committee Democrats in voting for the agreement. Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., chairman of the committee, said CEDAW "can be...
  • Senate panel gives nod to women's treaty (United Nations)

    07/30/2002 10:40:12 AM PDT · by USA21 · 11 replies · 457+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2002 | By KEN GUGGENHEIM
    : Senate panel gives nod to women's treaty WASHINGTON A Senate panel on Tuesday recommended ratifying a 22-year-old international treaty aimed at promoting equality for women. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 12-7 to approve the treaty, known as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Republicans Gordon Smith of Oregon and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island joined the panel's 10 Democrats in favoring the treaty. The Bush administration had asked the committee to delay the vote, saying other treaties pending before the Senate were more pressing and that it wanted more time to review...
  • Senate Committee Votes for UN 'Women's Rights' Treaty

    07/30/2002 10:34:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 1,124+ views ^ | 7/30/02 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill ( - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Tuesday for ratification of a controversial United Nations treaty opposed by a number of conservative women's groups. The committee recommended ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by a vote of 12 to seven. Republicans Gordon Smith (Ore.) and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) crossed party lines to join all 10 committee Democrats in voting for the agreement. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), chairman of the committee, said CEDAW "can be viewed as an international bill of rights." "It sets out basic standards for...
  • FREEP NEEDED NOW!! Critical Senate Vote on CEDAW

    07/24/2002 12:08:57 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 31 replies · 445+ views
    From Concerned Women of America: We ask you to take action on one very urgent item today! This time, we need to ask you to make a phone call to have the maximum impact -- an email will take too long. (It's not often you hear that, is it?) CEDAW. Last week, Senator Joe Biden (D-Delaware), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, postponed the committee's consideration of a resolution to ratify the United Nation's Anti-Mother's Day treaty -- officially called the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). He has rescheduled it to be...
  • FREEP Senator Biden!!!!

    07/24/2002 8:25:47 AM PDT · by madfly · 24 replies · 338+ views ^ | July 23, 2002 | Austin Ruse
    Dear Colleague, US Senate extremists are insisting upon voting the UN's dangerous CEDAW treaty out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. They are going to vote on CEDAW this Thursday morning. They seek to make this radical treaty US law! They must experience your anger. You must call the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Joseph Biden's office and tell them you are against CEDAW (telephone numbers below). As you recall, CEDAW is the radical anti-woman treaty that seeks tolegalize prostitution, end Mother's Day, and violate US sovereignty! CEDAW established a UN committee that pressured China to legalize abortion, pressured...
  • UN Feminist Threat (Great Christina Hoff Sommers Article)

    07/22/2002 10:08:06 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 464+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7/22/02 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    UN Feminist ThreatBy Christina Hoff | July 22, 2002 For more than two decades, the United States Senate has wisely resisted signing on to the United Nations' Treaty for the Rights of Women. But every few years, feminist groups pressure politicians to reconsider it. Now, once again, the treaty is back. Senators Joseph Biden and Barbara Boxer, with the help of Clinton administration holdovers in the State Department, are pushing for ratification of "The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women" (CEDAW). The Bush administration and the Senate Republicans oppose CEDAW and seem to...