THE UN IS AT IT AGAIN!
By Mary Ann Budnik
Still reeling from the International Conference on Population and
Development setback in Cairo last September, the United Nations is
"quietly" pushing its agenda in preparation for the UN World Summit
for Social Development being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, March
In contrast to the media blitz that preceded the UN conference in
Cairo, the media are strangely silent about the UN World Summit. This
conference will culminate with the leaders of the world shaking hands
and signing agreements which could usher in "the New World Order,"
which is one-world government. At this point, observers are not sure
if the agreements reached in Copenhagen will be binding as treaties
or if they will be nonbinding agreements.
Pro-life NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) which attended PrepCom
III, the final meeting before the UN conference, differ in their
assessment of the draft document. One organization finds it a "good
document unlike the document presented in Cairo." Two other
organizations consider the document threatening in regard to four key
points. The first point is the description of the family. While the
section on the family is actually well done in some respects, the
family "in all its forms" includes homosexual unions.
The Muslims have bracketed that phrase for discussion in Copenhagen,
but unless they remain uncompromising, other countries as a courtesy
to the host country of Denmark may slip it in. Denmark, in 1989,
became the first country in the world to recognize homosexual
The second point of concern is the question of unrestricted worldwide
abortion as a means of family planning. While the UN is playing word
games with "reproductive rights," an end run at the conference could
result in unrestricted abortion imposed on the world. Fred Sai,
president of International Planned Parenthood and chairman of the
Main Committee in Cairo, is using another tactic. Rather than pushing
for "safe, legal abortions," Sai wants to push for "safe abortions,"
since the word "legal" is not accepted by Muslim and many Christian
governments. But once the foot is in the door.....
The third point of concern is the "empowerment of women" through
equity and equality. While there is a concerted effort to end reverse
discrimination in the United States, Bella Abzug and her Women's
Caucus, never acknowledging defeat, are turning their attention to
the world at large. If their concept of equity and equality is
accepted in Copenhagen, 50% of all jobs worldwide must be filled by
women. Consider the absurdity of this!
The struggle for the "empowerment of women" intensifies. On March
8th, a massive rally is planned in Copenhagen to kick off the
six-month preparation period for the Fourth UN Conference on Women to
be held in Beijing, China. During this conference, on a specified
day, all UN positions worldwide will be turned over to women. This
will be the day that "Women Rule the World." Although I laughed when
I heard about this upcoming "historic" event, Jean Guilfoyle,
director of the pro-life Population Research Institute, explained
that this is very serious. These radical women, headed by Abzug, want
to rule the world. Will they be satisfied with just one day?
The idea that this UN Conference on Women is being held in China is
an outrage and an insult to all women. Women in China have no
"choice." Their "reproductive rights" are controlled by the state.
One child is the policy. Forced abortion and sterilization ensure
population control. While the Chinese government struggles to deal
with the problem it has created-a lopsided number of marriageable
males and a scarcity of marriageable females- a Feb. I 5th news
release from China reports that the government is intensifying its
efforts to cut its population further. Will only Communist members be
allowed to have a child in the future? (A deluge of letters to
President Clinton, Congress, and the United Nations is needed now to
protest having China as the location for the UN Conference on Women.)
The fourth point of concern is the eradication of poverty. As
Christians, we know that this is impossible. Christ told us that the
poor will be always with us. The UN, on the other hand, plans to
utilize Marxist economic policies involving worldwide taxation to
fund family planning in Third World countries and to facilitate the
redistribution of wealth (that is, our "wealth"). This, they contend,
will ensure the end of poverty in the world. According to Guilfoyle,
this UN summit is looking for the "total redistribution of the
world's resources." As part of this package, the Third World
countries want complete debt forgiveness. This redistribution will
also be accomplished through taxation. The first tax to be discussed
in Copenhagen is the Tobin tax. The Tobin tax is five-tenths of a
percentage on all international financial transactions. It is
estimated that this will bring in $1.5 trillion per year. This will
help fund the massive family planning initiatives for the Third
World, of which abortion is seen as a necessary component. David
Reardon of the Elliot Institute explains, "Poor people have poor
babies. Eliminate the poor babies and you cut poverty, according to
UN thinking. Poverty, however, is a matter of distribution and faulty
government economic policies, not poor babies."
The second tax proposed is a progressive tax on all individuals and
companies worldwide. The United Nations will set the rate and it can
be raised at will. Americans, already suffering under heavy taxation,
do not need additional taxes levied by the UN to redistribute our
"wealth" to other countries. This tax proposal is part of Marxist
economics. If this tax seems unrealistic,-consider the European
Economic Union tax on member states. Countries belonging to the
European Union (EU) pay a 25% values added tax (VAT) on all
purchases. If a person purchases a $100.00 appliance, the VAT is
$25:00. The item is now $125.00 plus any additional local and
In its arrogance, the United Nations thinks that "people of the world
want the UN to be the governing body for the world." The media in the
United States, certain that Americans would vocally disagree with
this statement and the purpose of this conference, are protecting the
UN agenda by wrapping it in a cloak of silence.
Break the silence by protesting to the White House, Congress, and
radio and TV talk-show hosts. Prayer campaigns which include the
rosary and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel are also urgently
This article was taken from the March 2, 1995 issue of "The
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