Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CRPD vs Fiction

I just read the piece by Abigail Wilkinson for CNSNews -- Sen. Menendez: Senate will reconsider the controversial U.N. Disabilities Treaty
( She quotes Wendy Wright, Director of Governmental Affairs for C-Fam, a lot. In short, Wendy said if the Senate ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) abortion rights will be expanded, parents' rights about decisions concerning their children will be controlled by the U.N., and U.S. sovereignty will be weakened.

On August 13, 2013 I wrote a blog post on Article 25, which deals with access to health care, including reproductive health services. I put the text of the article right in the blog post. The key phrase was --

(a) Provide persons with disabilities with the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care and programmes as provided to other persons, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health and population-based public health programmes;

No more, no less than anyone else, Ladies and Gentlemen. Not expansion of abortion rights.

On October 30, 2013, I did a blog post on statistics and the CRPD. Of the countries, which had ratified the CRPD by that date, 66 ban abortion outright. These 66 had no problem with the text in Article 25 of the CRPD.

On August 14, 2013 I wrote a post on Article 7, The Best Interests of the Child, and laid out how federal and state laws work with regard to interests of children. On October 23, 2013 I gave a link to a scary video put out by the opposition to the CRPD -- Check it out -- some people believe that storm troopers from the U.N. will take over our school system and ban homeschooling.

I wrote several posts related to sovereignty and federalism -- August 22, 2013, June 1, 2, and 4, 2014. Two conservative legal scholars and the Supreme Court in Bond vs. the United States showed how our system of government and the division of power between federal and state government can continue to work well thanks to the Constitution.

I just wish Abigail Wilkinson and Wendy Wright had read my posts. If they had, I don't think they would have relied so heavily on fiction-based talking points.

Thank you.
Patricia Morrissey

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