The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is being brought to the floor today by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Although supporters press their belief that this treaty will increase humane treatment of those with disabilities, in fact, the Treaty is full of loop holes which will allow for the promotion of “reproductive rights”. Our Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has stated that abortion is included in these rights. This morning C-FAM representatives joined a conservative caucus at the Senate to discuss the nature and repercussions of the treaty. As Steven Groves of Heritage Foundation stated, the CRPD will simply not help Americans. Period.
Joining CRPD opens the doors for American legislature to be controlled by an international agenda. Furthermore, the treaty and the Committee on the CRPD support a :social” definition of the term “disability”, rather than a “medical” definition. A social definition runs the risk of being expanded to such a degree that it will undermine the effectiveness of the law for those it intends to protect. This expanding definition will allow for an even greater definition of “disability” which will surely extend to the unborn.
The U.S. should seek to promote to protection of it’s own citizens, especially the unborn, before trying to extend this proposed protection abroad.
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