On December 10th — the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948 — pro-abortion groups will present petitions asking the United Nation’s General Assembly to make abortion a universally recognized human right.
The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute created an alternate petition drive that calls for government to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as protecting human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
The petition calls for “All governments to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights properly such that:
- Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person (Article 3)
- Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family (Article 16).
- The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State (Article 16).
- Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance (Article 25).
- Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children (Article 26).”
Related: C-Fam’s Petition for Life National Catholic Register November 20, 2008.