Western powers pressure needy nations to accept abortion, homosexuality
Catholic World News - August 05, 2011
Western nations are using their financial power, and their clout at the UN, to pressure less nations to accept legal abortion and homosexuality, the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports.
C-Fam’s Friday Fax reports on two revealing incidents:
- The US rescinded grants of $350 million in badly-needed aid to Malawi because the African country imposed new criminal restrictions on homosexual acts.
- A UN human-rights review process has been used to put pressure on El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Belize, and Argentina to ease legal restrictions on abortion and contraception—although nothing in international treaties suggests that these should be treated as human-rights issues.
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Posted by: Defender -
Aug. 05, 2011 6:34 PM ET USA
Of course if you look at the MCC website, it isn't specific as to why Malawi's grants were on-hold. As the MCC is the United States' corporation for aid to Africa, the United States government should also be held responsible for NOT calling China on the carpet for World Bank loans in the hundreds of millions of dollars each year. What of Chinese civil (and religious) rights? Are they different than any other countries rights? The irony is China's inroads into Africa, probably with U.S. money!