Publisher's note: This informational nugget was sent to me by Ben Shapiro, who represents the Daily Wire, and since this is one of the most topical news events, it should be published on BCN.
The author of this post is James Barrett.
A leaked letter reveals that the United States is pushing fellow United Nations member states to join them in fighting "to protect the unborn."
The letter, reviewed by The Guardian
, which framed the message from the U.S. as an attempt to "rollback women's rights,"
was signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar with the intent to deliver it to "sympathetic" participants of a "high-level" meeting on universal health coverage Monday.
In the letter, Pompeo and Azar urge fellow U.N. members to oppose the international organization's healthcare policies which the Trump administration says have been falsely "reinterpreted" to promote abortion and "weaken the family."
"As a key priority in global health promotion, we respectfully request that your government join the United States in ensuring that every sovereign state has the ability to determine the best way to protect the unborn and defend the family as the foundational unity of society vital to children thriving and leading healthy lives,"
the joint letter reads, as reported by The Guardian.
"We remain gravely concerned that aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion and to promote international policies that weaken the family have advanced through some United Nations fora,"
reads the letter.
"Evidence of this is found in references throughout many multilateral global health policy documents to interpret 'comprehensive sexuality education' and 'sexual and reproductive health' and 'sexual and reproductive health and rights' to diminish the role of parents in the most sensitive and personal family-oriented issues,"
the letter continues. "The latter has been asserted to mean promotion of abortion, including pressuring countries to abandon religious principles and cultural norms enshrined in law that protect unborn life."
The resultant promotion of abortion and pressuring of countries to abandon their cultural values regarding human life, the Trump administration maintains, "undermine[s] our shared commitment to sustainable development and to achieving health for all, leaving no one behind."
With the 2020 election looming, Trump has been deliberately pitching his pro-life presidency against the Democrats' increasingly radical positions on abortion, particularly late-term abortion. In his massive rally
kicking off his campaign in Orlando in June, Trump made sure to bring up the issue. "Virtually every top Democrat also now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth - ripping babies straight from the mothers' womb,"
said Trump in comments that quickly made headlines. "Leading Democrats have even opposed measures to prevent the execution of children after birth. You saw that in Virginia. Republicans believe that every life is a sacred gift from God. That is why I have asked Congress to prohibit extreme late-term abortions."
Trump's mention of Virgnia was a reference to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam's infamous defense of letting a child die after a botched abortion. Trump also drew attention to New York Democrats' recently passing extreme pro-abortion laws. "There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days,"
said Trump. "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments from birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world."