Monday, December 15, 2008

Pro-lifers urge United Nations to honor life

Several organizations have attended a United Nations meeting with a serious task as the 60th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights is being celebrated. Numerous pro-life organizations collected signatures for a petition, calling on the United Nations to honor life. Concerned Women for America's Wendy Wright was there. "Petitions were signed by over 400,000 people in over 168 countries that were presented to the U.N.," she explains.

Wright was asked what prompted the drive, besides the U.N.'s recent leaning toward pro-abortion ideas. "This petition drive was started after it was discovered that Marie Stokes, a British abortion group, was collecting their own petition that they planned on presenting...claiming that the right to abortion should be interpreted as being in the Declaration of Human Rights," she points out.

That group collected about 600 signatures. The declaration actually says, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the security of person."

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