Pro-abortion crowd pushing "UN Convention on Rights of the Child"

Backers of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations treaty, are pushing Congress to ratify the document during the Obama administration. Although the treaty contains some language supporting unborn children, it has been used to push abortion on an international scale. The Convention on the Rights of the Child "recognizes that a child needs appropriate legal protection before, as well as after birth." At the same time it "doesn't recognize a child's right to be born", and has been used by UN committees, agencies and other non-governmental organizations to promote abortion.  Meanwhile, liberal maintain the treaty won't "usurp our national sovereignty", but will "boost our credibility globally".

Pro-life opponents of the treaty in Congress are fighting back.  Rep. Pete Hoekstra and pro-life Sen. Jim DeMint have filed a parental rights amendment that would defend against some of its provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  "We better lay the groundwork," Hoekstra told AP. "The last thing you want to be is unprepared if something pops up on the radar screen."  He is concerned that the Senate will have the votes to approve the treaty despite opposition saying it would potentially overturn parental involvement laws across the country.

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