Yesterday on Voice of the Nation, we talked with Laura Knaperek, a United Families International representative who was at the United Nations last week to help support and protect the family. Our time ran out on the show before she was able to tell us the conclusion of what happened during the last day of their time at the U.N., this is from their official report:
“The final three days were blurred into one long day as the delegates worked until 2 a.m. on Wednesday and until 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. The delegates, and those of us who had stayed up all night with them, had only two hours to prepare for the final round of negotiations on Friday. Negotiations became so intense on Thursday night that delegates from pro-family nations would need to leave the room to get rejuvenated by the support and nourishment brought by our small coalition of pro-family organizations. The large International Planned Parenthood Federation had employed a large, imposing man to represent them. Several times United Families International representatives had to block the door to the negotiating room so he would not enter to influence the proceedings.
It was amazing to watch the intimidation tactics that were used in an attempt to force small countries, who want to protect families and the unborn child, to change their votes. It was apparent that the European Union and the United States were attempting to use various persuasive means to convince smaller, pro-family countries to join them in supporting abortion language.
One delegate from a small country told us that he finally yelled at the other delegates, “I cannot join you! It would go against the instructions from my capital! It would go against ideals of the people in my country! And, it would go against my own personal beliefs! I will not change my vote!”
This brave delegate continued to stand strong despite the agonizing, tortuous attacks he was getting. At times, he came out of the room to talk to us and to vent his feelings before going back in to face the opposition again.
During the two weeks of CSW, we saw many delegates abandon the principles of their country and their citizens. We saw delegates fawning over the EU and the US in an attempt to gain favor and money from them by supporting their ideas. We also saw delegates who came from small countries stand up against the tidal wave of pressure that was exerted against them.
The Commission on the Status of Women lasts for two weeks. It is hard to believe that in two weeks so much can happen that affects families. There were many tears shed at the conclusion. It is wonderful to know that because a small group of pro-family organizations teamed up with a small group of pro-family delegates, the family was protected one more time.” —Beverly Rice, UFI
I used to think that what happened at the U.N. stayed at the U.N. but in becoming an active participant in the political conversation I have learned otherwise. We in the United States need to give closer heed to the goings on in this group or it will be hijacked for purposes against our interests.
The Obama Administration is the first to take this body seriously and is in the process of pushing through treaties formed years ago including the UNCRC which usurps parental rights and CEDAW which takes direct aim at the core of the family through it’s mothers.
Barbara Boxer is currently pushing for both of these treaties to be ratified by the United States Senate. She believes she has the votes or the muscle to force these treaties through. If she succeeds and these treaties are enacted into law, they will supercede all state and federal laws. Even the Constitution will have no protection for us because as it says in Article VI, paragraph 2:
“…all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution [of any State] or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”
This my friends, is what a ticking time bomb looks like. The adoption of these treaties would take away the sovereignty of our nation and hand it over to world body consensus. Handing over our sovereignty voluntarily? Pressuring smaller nations into giving up their moral convictions? There is nothing about the United Nations that I want. Europe is morally bankrupt, why would I want my beloved country to answer to their views?
To the one man who spoke out for families and the small handful of delegates who stood strong against the belligerent tide, you have my complete respect, thanks and admiration. You are heroes.
I first heard this story early this week and have not been able to get the picture out of my head since.
As Laura said. We are in the fight of our lives.