UN official to Vatican: Catholic teaching on abortion may be a form of ‘torture’

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During hearings that one participant described as “surreal,” United Nations representatives today suggested that the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion in the case of rape and incest constitute a violation of the UN Charter Against Torture.

The Vatican was called before a two-day hearing in Geneva so a UN committee could question whether its handling of the child sex abuse scandal violated the charter.

However, one of the two committee's two chosen spokespeople turned the questioning to the topic of abortion-on-demand.

Felice Gaer, the director of the American Jewish Committee's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, said the Catholic Church's 2,000-year-old doctrinal teaching on abortion may be responsible for nine-year-old rape victims giving birth.

“This committee has found repeatedly that laws that criminalize the termination of pregnancy in all circumstances can violate the terms of the convention" on torture, she said.

This marked the Vatican's first hearing before the CAT committee since it signed the Convention.

Papal Nuncio Silvano Tomasi, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, anticipated the question and said it was the Christian church's pro-life position that protected human rights.

“The Holy See’s goal is to prevent children from being tortured or killed before birth, as is stipulated in the Convention,” he said in an outline drawn up before the hearings. “For example, in Canada, 622 living babies were delivered after failed abortion attempts, between 2000 and 2001. 66 such cases were registered in the UK in 2005. Some methods of late-term abortions constitute forms of torture, particularly in the case of dilation a..., where 'the fetus, still alive, is dismembered to be pulled out of the womb in pieces.'”

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The UN (et al) is insane and the representative of evil incarnate on this planet.

Years ago there was a slogan "GET THE U.S. OUT OF THE U.N.  So who runs the U.N. ?

The UN is part of Rockefeller's New World 'Odor'.  David's family donated the land it's sitting on...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

The United Nations morons are empowered by the communist scumbag in the WhiteHouse.  The question is - is the United Nations following the Obama agenda or is Obama following the UN agenda.  In either case both Obama and the UN need to be kicked out of America now.   We need to take back our country and put an end to these communist dictates that are destroying our freedom.

Obama is following UN agenda...Semper Fi Nam 66-67

Any teaching by a religious entity is none of civil secular government's business!

the unnatural and unholy body called the UN is simply preparing the world for the one nation under sharia ...where pillage, murder and raping girls and boys is "holy".
yep, islime standards for abortion "clinics" are a bit less sophisticated...

http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/05/media-silent-crucifixion-of-chris...
ABORTION IS MURDER. THAT IS FACT. ANY APPOSITION IS TO PERMIT THESE MURDERS

Mornin' Oren, I believe THEY already have decided, partner! Read the fine print. UNLESS, of course, you're a Muslim, and then it is OK; because the murder and rape of babies and small children is A-OK and even encouraged by Shiria Law, don'cha know?

Jim

THE UN IS A BRANCH OF THE ANTI CATHOLIC COMMUNIST PARTY. CLOSE IT IN NEW YORK AND OPEN A RETREAT FOR UNWANTED MOTHERS. THOSE WHO ARE FORCED TO MURDER THEIR CHILDREN. WE NEED TO SAVE SOULS. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS NOTHING TO SAVE SOULS. ABORTION IS MURDER BY POLITICAL ACCOMPLICES. THE PARTY OF DEATH.

PARTIE DE LA MUERTE. FORMERLY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRAT PARTY NOW MORPHED INTO THE GLOBAL COMMUNIST PARTY. THE SOVIETS ARE REBUILDING THEIR EMPIRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNIST CHINA. THE USA IS RIPE FOR THE TAKING. FACE DOWN PANTS DOWN. WE CAN'T GET OUT OF OUR OWN WAY. NOW WE HAVE BRED THE LAZY GENERATION WHOSE LIFE IS ALREADY RUINED BY DRUGS.

MINORITY RULES AND FREEDOM IS DEAD. JUST ASK CONDELESA RICE 50 MOSLEMS AT RUTGERS RUN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL USING SHARIAH LAW.

WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

Thank God not all Jews are not Nazi sympathizers like this clown-he probly thinks the Holocaust didn't happen----what a piece of work !!!!!

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YUP: President Trump Signs Great And Beautiful Trump Border Wall During Tour In San Diego

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President Donald Trump visited the San Diego border on Wednesday to show off a newly constructed portion of the wall after a fundraising trip in California.

“It’s an amazing project,” Trump said, pointing to the 30-foot high barrier constructed with steel and concrete, noting that it also went six feet underground.

“If you think you’re going to cut it with a blow torch, that doesn’t work, because you hit the concrete, and then if you think you’re going to go through the concrete, that doesn’t work because we have very powerful rebar inside,” Trump said.

The president traveled via motorcade after a fundraiser to Otay Mesa, a community outside San Diego on the United States -Mexico border to review the latest constructed physical barrier.

He pointed out the new wall structure to the press, which was 24 miles of primary and secondary wall at the border.

“We have it covered underground, we have it covered overground,” Trump said.

The president was joined by acting Department of Homeland security Kevin McAllen and several other border security officials.

He said that over 44,000 bollard panels had been set up for the wall, which was then filled with concrete and rebar.

Trump admitted that he envisioned a solid concrete wall when he campaigned for president, but he was told by border officials that they preferred a wall constructed by concrete-filled bollards so they could see through it.

“It’s hardened concrete, very powerful concrete,” Trump said, pointing to the structure.

He added that the steel wall was designed to retain heat, making it harder to climb, plus having an anti-climbing system at the top.

“You can fry an egg on that wall,” he said. The president also acknowledged to reporters that he wanted the wall to be painted black and have spikes but said it was cheaper to let it remain naturally rust-colored.

“We can paint it later,” he said.

The president discussed his growing understanding of border barriers, noting that the Southern border would not need much more than 500 miles of wall to secure the border. He cited the existence of natural mountain and river barriers that prevented criminals from crossing. He did not rule out building additional barriers in the future but said it would depend on whether it was needed.

One border patrol agent spoke about the importance of the border wall to all of the agents, thanking the president for pushing forward on construction.

Trump said he met with Border Patrol prior to constructing the wall, picking the most effective structures to protect the border.

One border security official scoffed at the idea that the wall was a “vanity” project for the president.

“There’s a false narrative out there that this wall is the president’s vanity wall,” he said. “I’m here to tell you right now that that is false.”

He thanked Trump for listening to border patrol agents during the planning and construction process.

“You listened to the agents and you gave them exactly what they asked for,” he said.

One official with Trump confirmed that the structure was funded with regular Congressional appropriations in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 and that that the new wall replaced an inferior structure.

Trump said that he still considered the situation on the border a national emergency, but as more wall went up he could withdraw military forces.

“I hope you’re impressed,” he told reporters as he took questions about the project.

One worker told Trump of a tradition of workers signing the wall if they worked on the wall.

“I’ll sign it,” Trump said, and went to the wall and signed the steel barrier with a marker before encouraging other officials present to do the same.

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