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.'”
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!
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?
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.
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 !!!!!