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Victory for pro-family forces at UN

May 04, 2012

Despite intense efforts by pro-abortion and other organizations, the Holy See and a coalition of other states--including Russia and many African and Asian nations--were able to prevent “sexual orientation” from being included in a UN document on adolescence.

Pro-family forces were also able to prevent the inclusion of language that would have referred to a “right” to comprehensive sex education for children as young as ten. While the document does include a reference to “comprehensive sexuality education,” it also refers to “the rights, duties and responsibilities of parents” to provide “appropriate direction and guidance on sexual and reproductive matters.”

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - May. 05, 2012 4:29 PM ET USA

    How can I rejoice when it took the other nations of the world to derail the evil of my own???

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 04, 2012 5:27 PM ET USA

    The absence of the United States and Europe stands out, doesn't it?