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In Women's Commission, UN links gender and abortion to climate change

Na ONU, a histórica luta feminista por igualdade de direitos se corrompe e se alia ao discurso apocalíptico e anticapitalista das mudanças climáticas.

At the UN, the historic feminist struggle for equal rights is corrupted and allied with the apocalyptic and anti-capitalist discourse of the climate change.
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The annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women ended last week in New York. Delegates and activists from around the world came together to discuss climate change, the environment and disaster risk reduction with “gender equality in the of solutions”. That is, it was the usual.

Whatever the stated theme, radical feminists, with their allies in Western governments and the UN bureaucracy, use the annual event as a cover for radical policies like abortion on demand. This year, they covered up their abortion promotion with leftist, gendered ideology and added it to the well-funded climate agenda.

The US delegation to the Commission included radical supporters of the Biden administration. Jennifer Klein, director of the White House Gender Policy Council, was one. She led the White House effort to infuse gender ideology into all US policy.

Another member of the delegation was teenager Alexandria Villaseñor, a “climate justice activist”. The White House used the occasion of the Commission to draw attention to its strategy of equity and gender equality, as well as to brag, to the domestic public, of its support for the highly misleading Law on Violence Against Women.

Linking leftist abortion policies and gender to the environment does not it’s nothing new. Nor is it altruistic. The UN has stamped one hundred billion dollars of annual funds to fight climate change. It may sound cool, but it creates a huge incentive to turn the gender and abortion agenda into “climate justice.”

The UN LGBTI Nucleus – of which the United States is a member – has just done this. His statement to the Commission says that “it is critical to address the crucial relationships between gender equality, human rights, climate change and environmental issues, and the impacts on LGBTI people.”

It’s the same conversation in the United Nations Secretary General’s report. The report argues that “climate and environmental crises and disasters can constrain sexual and reproductive health and the rights of women and girls.”

Moreover: it claims that “gender discrimination adds to the risks of young women, girls and gender-based persons”. diverse.” How does the Secretary General support these claims? With reports from the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Women Deliver, two of the most notorious abortion advocates in the world.

Shortly before the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women, the World Health Organization published its new guidelines on abortion. Calls for the “total decriminalization” of abortion; calls for abortion to be available at “the request of the pregnant woman, girl or other person”; and the use of telemedicine to “provide full or partial medical abortion services.” It goes so far as to ask that the “conscientious objection” of doctors and other health professionals “become indefensible”. Many Commission speakers promoted what the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights lauded as the WHO’s “most progressive guidelines to date.”

Unfortunately, international abortion advocates have a committed ally in the Biden White House. The events of the Commission and the document that resulted from it show how much political and diplomatic weight US support gives to its radical purposes.

The schedule of official parallel events reveals how radical the speeches and demands of the Commission on the Status of Women are. Most of these events touch at least two, if not all three priorities: gender ideology, abortion and climate change. Here are a few examples:

– The United Nations Population Fund supported an event on “The Climate Crisis: A Threat to Gender Equality and the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls.” Its stated purpose was to discuss the “often-overlooked aspect of the climate crisis,[que] is how it intersects with sexual and reproductive health and rights.”

– Another event, with support from Sweden, Argentina, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the Swedish Association for Sex Education had a “conversation about the importance of safeguarding the right to bodily autonomy, including access to […] safe and legal abortion.”

– The governments of Mexico and Sweden joined forces to support an event on “How religious freedom can be a tool for the rights [sexuais, à saúde reprodutiva, à orientação sexual e à identidade de gênero].” It was attended by Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN’s independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. Propaganda for the event claimed that “human rights are under attack. Anti-rights actors are instrumentalizing religion and mobilizing terms such as traditional values, family, ‘natural order’ and gender ideology to oppose legislation, policy and practice crucial to gender equality.”

It is hard to believe that the United Nations is really interested in improving the lives of women, as they seem to promote abortion all the time. Furthermore, their embrace of gender ideology risks erasing women by denying the realities of biological sex.

This is not just a concern of conservatives. A growing number of brave feminists fear that gender ideology will undermine the rights of the women they fought to defend. In fact, abortion and gender ideology undermine fundamental human rights.

To improve the lives of women and girls, United Nations entities – and all member state governments – should promote pro-women policies. This means promoting human dignity and preserving the inalienable human rights of all. Pushing for abortion and gender politics not only departs from these rights; mine them.

Grace Melton is a member of the Heritage Foundation for social issues at the United Nations.

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