UN dedicates Special day to honor Genocide Victims
A few months ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared December 9th as the “International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime”. http://www.un.org/en/events/genocidepreventionday/index.shtml
Here is what the UN has to say about the day:
“The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as defined in the Convention, and to commemorate and honour its victims.
In adopting the resolution, without a vote, the 193-member Assembly reiterated the responsibility of each individual State to protect its populations from genocide, which entails the prevention of such a crime, including incitement to it.”
I am pleased that the UN wants to raise awareness about genocide and honor its victims. But, I
do know that many people in this world, including many at the UN, do not consider abortion as genocide. I am glad that most people recognize the genocide of Jews,Rwandans, Armenians, and others. We should because these people mattered. We shouldcontinue to respect and honor those who suffered and died. Yet, the world usually forgets about
The United Nations does state that killing members of a group is genocide, although I don’t believe they necessarily consider abortion as genocide. In my opinion, though, abortion is genocide because it is killing members of a group, the unborn, and wiping out entire generations. I sincerely hope that in the future, abortion is clearly considered genocide by not only the UN, but the world.