The United Nations is once again trying to underscore Christian and American principles by pushing for worldwide sexual and reproductive rights for youth.
The United Nations Youth Conference taking place this week in New York has set the stage for the Y-PEER statement on sexual rights of youth. Y-PEER, a United Nations Population Fund initiative announced that youth need to have more sexual and reproductive rights including the right to chose (aka – abortion). While the statement does not define or specify an age limit for youth, the standard used by the United Nations in all of its dealings defines them as ages 10-24.
Part of the Y-PEER statement says:
“Young women’s health is threatened by policies and services that do not provide life-saving access to family planning and contraception. It is vital to implement key effective measures in the continuum of care for maternal health, including access to safe abortion…The rights of marginalized young people, including those who are living with HIV, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, young men who have sex with men, sex workers, injecting drug users, disabled youth, young people in crisis situations and other vulnerable youth continue to be violated through policies and programmes that criminalize them and ignore their specific needs.”
In examining the Y-PEER statement, Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg said that the document implies the term ‘sex workers’ as meaning prostitutes. Furthermore, Sprigg points out that they want to decriminalize prostitution and injecting drug users, which basically is a round about away of legalizing prostitution and drug use.
Paul Rondeau of the American Life League said:
“The United Nations has become the unsupervised playground and laboratory of the sex-industrial complex…Organizations like UNESCO, International Planned Parenthood, and now Y-PEERS demand more sexual rights and more abortions as the solutions to more HIV infections and more abortions for the ever-younger victims they pretend to serve… Within the statement absolutely stuffed with gobbledygook, it calls for disordered sexual behavior, prostitution, and IV drug use to be decriminalized. Yet the leading cause of the spread of AIDS is sexual promiscuity followed by sharing needles in IV drug use. So, who benefits from decriminalizing these behaviors: youth or sexual health agencies, providers, and pharmaceutical companies?”
Tyler Ament of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute also expressed concerns over the statement’s desire of confidentiality for youth. He points out that most 10 year olds naturally turn to mom and dad for most things, but the Y-PEER statement wants to give these kids complete confidentially to the point that their parents and law enforcement officials will not be told of any activity or violations made against them. In explaining, Ament said:
“If non-governmental sex rights groups can convince a 10-year-old that their parents don’t really have what it takes to care for their ‘sexual health needs’ and then have the law to back up their manipulation, the negative consequences are many.”
Echoing Ament’s concerns over the confidentiality of this measure, Rondeau added:
“Offering confidentiality to minors not only violates parents’ rights, it protects sex offenders, rapists, molesters, and child sex traffickers. It also exposes the child to additional exploitation. This is well documented in theUnited Stateswhere Planned Parenthood has been caught on video ignoring mandatory reporting laws on suspected rape or child abuse and coaching young girls to lie on admission forms. All this is done under the guise of serving and protecting youth. Of course, these same girls then come back for contraceptives and abortions all without parental knowledge or law enforcement removing them from high-risk environments.”
Along with the concerns expressed above, this author also sees this UN measure as telling all young people from age 10 and up that premarital sex is okay and that the government will take care of them if anything happens. Furthermore, mom and dad will have no right to control their sexual activity or even have any knowledge of it. This measure is a complete and total undermining of any and all parental authority.
Yet, the scariest part of this whole measure is that our current administration has repeatedly tried to force United Nations actions onto the American people. They’ve done it with environmental issues, hate language and are in the process of trying to do it with UN gun control.
If you want my opinion, I think its time we evict the United Nations off of American soil, and withdraw any involvement and financial backing from them. That alone would go along way to help cut the national deficit. Let’s get rid of the UN and protect our children and ourselves from their liberal policies.