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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:52 PM

 

UN report: Religious objections to contraception and abortifacients violate human rights

Source: NEW YORK, November 16, 2012, Life Site News

BY BEN JOHNSON
Fri Nov 16, 2012 18:43 EST

- A newly released United Nations Population Fund report calls on governments to counteract “religious” objections to “emergency contraception,” which the report says stand in the way of fundamental human freedoms.


The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week.

It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.”

The committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights in its General Comment Number 14 ruled that one of the “normative elements” is “acceptability.”

According to the report, “‘duty-bearers’ (governments and others)” have a responsibility to assure that all forms of contraception – including sterilization and abortion-inducing ‘emergency contraception’ – are viewed as acceptable.

Read more: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/un-report-8216religious8216-objections-to-contraception-abortion-inducing-d

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Reply UN report: Religious objections to contraception and abortifacients violate human rights (Original post)
DaniDubois Nov 2012 OP
Ian David Nov 2012 #1
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #2
Ian David Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #4
Rozlee Nov 2012 #5
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #6
Mona Nov 2012 #7
DaniDubois Nov 2012 #8

Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. Do you have a better source than the fundie nutjobs at LifeSite? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. Sorry, I don't. I read news from everywhere all over the world. Just thought I'd share.

 

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Response to DaniDubois (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. Still, it's good news, once you read past the "scare quotes." n/t

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:32 PM

4. Correct!

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:01 PM

5. Ugh, when I saw those posters writing about the sanctity of families,

the one man/one woman biblical b.s. and about killing one's own child, I felt like pointing out that some men in the bible had hundreds of wives and thousands of concubines (Kings David and Solomon). Not to mention daughter/father incest (Lot and his daughters) and brother/sister incest (Abraham and Sarah) as well as a pregnant woman (Tamar) ordered put to death and the Prophet Hosea, who orders the Samarian pregnant women's bellies be "ripped open" and their young ones' heads dashed against rocks. To mention nothing of the judge, Jephthah, coming home from battle, who offers to God to make a human sacrifice of the first person who comes to greet them and it turns out to be his daughter. If they're going to base their lives and morals on the bible, they should know what's in it first.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:51 PM

6. I think they have read it, at least some of it.

 

The problem is they only live by the parts that are convenient for them on that particular day and they change the rules as they go along because that book gives them a license to be a hypocrite as long as they believe in it.

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:22 PM

7. here's a link...

Thanks for this.

Here' a link, which includes a link to the pdf, which I didn't read since I'm on my phone.

http://pharmacy.about.com/b/2012/11/18/is-having-access-to-birth-control-a-human-right.htm

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Response to Mona (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:29 PM

8. Thank you for the link!

 

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