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Thread: U.S. to U.N.: Abortion Not a Human Right

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    U.S. to U.N.: Abortion Not a Human Right

    Ten years after a landmark U.N. conference adopted a platform aimed at global equality for women, the United States is demanding that a follow-up meeting make clear women are not guaranteed a right to abortion.

    The high-level U.N. meeting attended Monday by more than 100 countries and 6,000 advocates for women's causes is taking stock of what countries have done to implement the 150-page platform of action adopted at the 1995 U.N. women's conference in Beijing to achieve equality of the sexes.

    But in informal consultations ahead of the meeting, the United States raised the abortion issue as a first order of business.

    The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, which organized the meeting, had hoped the two-week session would focus on overcoming the roadblocks to women's equality in 12 areas from health, education and employment to political participation and human rights. But the dispute over abortion is likely to dominate the gathering.


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,148936,00.html
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    Talk about the cart before the horse. Before we worrry about abortion rights EITHER way, how about getting the UN to crack down on things like female circumcision? We're worried about unwanted pregnancies when women are still being carved up on a regular basis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinPhan1227
    Talk about the cart before the horse. Before we worrry about abortion rights EITHER way, how about getting the UN to crack down on things like female circumcision? We're worried about unwanted pregnancies when women are still being carved up on a regular basis?
    Amen to that
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinPhan1227
    Talk about the cart before the horse. Before we worrry about abortion rights EITHER way, how about getting the UN to crack down on things like female circumcision? We're worried about unwanted pregnancies when women are still being carved up on a regular basis?
    I think their reasoning is that there are far more abortions than female circumcision, thus a bigger priority?

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    You guys are too much!

    Bush talks about one subject that bothers him and you get on his case about not mentioning another? Everytime he talks about any problem he now has to give all other problems equal time???

    You brought up female circumcism, but you did not mention child prostitution. Are we to assume you support it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ??? to win
    You guys are too much!

    Bush talks about one subject that bothers him and you get on his case about not mentioning another? Everytime he talks about any problem he now has to give all other problems equal time???

    You brought up female circumcism, but you did not mention child prostitution. Are we to assume you support it?

    Just another example. How about slavery? Still a rampant trade in much of the world. All of them add up to the same thing...how about we treat women as human beings before we worry about abortion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphan7
    I think their reasoning is that there are far more abortions than female circumcision, thus a bigger priority?
    How many abortions take place outside of the US? Do people even bther with abortions in much of the 3rd world, or do they just toss female children into ditches? Or even better, sell her to a brothel for a few bucks. I think YOUR reasoning is based on be borne up by any facts. Oh, and as for the number of female circumcisions that take place...I don't know if every woman in much of Africa is ever going to have an abortion...but I do know that the majority of them are going to be carved up without anesthesia, or their consent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinPhan1227
    Just another example. How about slavery? Still a rampant trade in much of the world. All of them add up to the same thing...how about we treat women as human beings before we worry about abortion?
    Sounds good to me, I think the UN needs to concentrate on human rights violations, many were mentioned in this thread alone. I personally don't support abortions but I support the right of people to do so.
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    I'm not sure exactly what Phin and spyd are trying to say, but I am pro-abortion yet abortion is a luxury and not a vital right like freedom to live. Frankly after seeing Ghosts of Rwanda and reading Why Terrorism Works, the UN needs to prevent genocide and stop encouraging terrorism.
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