The United Nations needs your help. As Austin Ruse of C-Fam explains…

An international coalition of pro-life and pro-family
groups has re-launched a petition that is expected to gather one
million signatures in support of the unborn child and the traditional
family. 

Groups from the United States, Poland, Spain and other European
counties launched the petition last fall and at that time gathered
nearly 500,000 signatures, which were presented to selected Ambassadors
at the United Nations (UN) and at a UN press conference that was
broadcast throughout UN headquarters….

The purpose of the petition is to persuade UN Member States to begin
interpreting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as protecting
the unborn child from abortion and also to recognize traditional
marriage and the right of parents to educate their children.

The language is in the declaration, but needs clarification.

The Universal Declaration also says, “Men and women of
full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion,
have the right to marry and to found a family.”  In recent years social
radicals have pushed the UN to call for an international right for
homosexuals to marry. Social conservatives point out this is in direct
opposition to the intention of the drafters of the aspirational
Universal Declaration and its binding implementing covenants
promulgated in 1966.

They’re hopeful that a strong and engaged effort will make a difference at the UN.

Organizers were also inspired by efforts of the Catholic
St. Egidio Community of Rome who gathered one million signatures
calling for a moratorium on the death penalty that resulted in a
successful UN resolution calling for a ban on executions.

As Austin explained in an email, they’re starting from the
encouraging premise that fundamental rights are already in the original
document.

The petition is based on the very good language of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights which recognizes the “right to
life.”

Here’s the petition. It will be presented to the United Nations at the beginning of December. Be there.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....