Thursday, November 26, 2009

Women's Group opposes CEDAW

The World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations has written to the President of the United Nations to oppose the Convention on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. President Karen Hurley urged the UN to "take concrete actions to protect women and children, innocent victims of violence" but warned:

"CEDAW is being misused as a tool to promote violence [against] women and girls, mothers and babies, in the form of legal access to abortion on demand to put pressure on countries worldwide to legalize and fund abortion, promote contraception, medically assisted reproduction for same sex unions and other immoral acts in defiance of God's natural law."