The right to life
As reported in the media (1) there is an international campaign by charities and others in Britain to 'make poverty history'. However, we need to remind ourselves that the 'right to life' is the fundamental right upon which all other rights are based. The right to food, education, health care, clean water or housing for instance, are meaningless if there is no 'right to life'. To make poverty history we have to realise that 'the nations with legalised abortion are the poorest of nations. The great destroyer of peace in the world today is the crime against the innocent unborn child'. (2)
In an abortion a tiny human life is torn apart and thrown away. Since the 1967 Abortion Act, six million two hundred thousand (6,200,000) (3) children have been killed by abortion in Britain alone. Every week in Britain, 3,500 children are deliberately killed by surgical abortion and an untold number of tiny human lives are killed because they were unable to implant in their mother's womb as a consequence of their mothers taking the Pill or the 'morning after pill' (otherwise known as 'emergency contraception'). Still further tiny human lives are killed during IVF and human embryo experimentation, including human cloning and embryonic stem cell research. In fact in March 2005 the United Nations banned human cloning. (4) In the United States, since abortion became legal in 1973, forty five million (45,000,000) children have been killed by abortion.
Abortion violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child which states that, '...the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.'
United for Life believes that any nation, charity, organisation or individual which supports, advocates or carries out abortion violates the human rights of the unborn, violates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and violates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Our Bible and Birth Control page shows how abortion, sterilisation and contraception violates the Christian faith.
What United for Life wants
United for Life is campaigning to 'make abortion history'. To achieve this we challenge all charities, organisations and governments, to oppose all forms of abortion. This includes opposing any method of contraception which works by preventing a tiny human life from implanting in the mother's womb - ie the Pill, IUD, Norplant, morning after pill and Depo Provera. View our Natural Family Planning (NFP) webpage to read about how to live with nature and how to protect the environment from hormonal pollution. (5) Also view how scientifically advanced NFP is with NaPro Technology.
How aid charities and others have violated human rights
In his book 'Choices in Childbearing', Robert Whelan provides shocking details and references of how UNFPA, IPPF and other population control organisations have abused human rights, marriage and family life around the world. He shows that UNFPA, IPPF and others have international targets to reduce human fertility while integrating this policy with international health and food aid programmes and shows how population control can be made to look like family planning. For example, some aid programmes have only provided a village with a water-well if all the men are sterilised and that, as reported in IPPF's People magazine, a woman receives 20kg of rice and two weeks holiday if an IUD is inserted, 100kg of rice and lighter duties at work for a sterilisation. (6)
Despite years of international activity and funding for contraception and abortion the care of women giving birth has little priority. Dr Robert Walley , founder and director of MaterCare International ...'blames lack of international funding for maternal care for high rate of death among Third World women. While billions are spent on birth control programmes, very little goes to the provision of emergency obstetric care.' (7)
British taxes fund human rights abuses
Millions of British taxpayers money ends up in the coffers of UNFPA, IPPF* and others who in turn have supported population control programmes such as the 'Chinese one-child-policy' where women have undergone forced or coercive abortions and sterilisations. In India and other Asian countries thousands of forced or coercive sterilisations have taken place. (8)
UN Millennium Development Goals - and the promotion of abortion
The UN has called us all to join in Make Poverty History which is part of the UN's project called the "UN Millennium Development Goals". However, the UN's Millennium Report calls for the Millennium Development Goals to include abortion.
Make abortion history - has a history
The commitments we want from charities and others
United for Life's 'Make Abortion History' Commitments - 2006
Below is a link to a list of charities, organisations and government bodies. United for Life urges them to make abortion history, and we urge them to ensure that their partner-organisations and any programmes which they or their partner-organisations support, make abortion history by making the following commitments:
We call upon all charities, organisations and government bodies to protect men, women and children from all forms of abortion.
Join in our lobby of these organisations