“A cesspool of political bias”

Trump Administration pulls US out of pro-abortion UN Human Rights Council

United Nations Human Rights Council Ambassador Nikki Haley (image from CNN)

The United States will be exiting the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Nikki Haley confirmed Tuesday, citing the body’s record of failing and neglecting its titular mission.

Haley blasted the council, which has promoted abortion and the LGBT agenda, as “a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias,” Fox News reports.

“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” Haley stressed. “On the contrary. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

Chief among the Trump administration’s objections is the fact that member nations include numerous human rights abusers such as China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, and the administration’s contention that the council is biased against Israel, a U.S. ally and the only free democracy in the Middle East. 50% of the council’s resolutions criticizing specific countries from 2006 to 2016 were directed at Israel.

While taking a selective approach to actual human rights violations, the Human Rights Council also attempts to frame left-wing social causes as human rights issues. Last year, council members criticized Poland for banning most abortions. In 2012 it attempted to assert abortion as a human right. In 2016 it voted narrowly to establish a bureaucratic postexclusively dedicated to LGBT issues.

The Trump administration has taken a number of steps to push back against these trends. In March, USAID adviser Bethany Kozma told a private meeting of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women that the “US is a pro-life country,” and as such wanted the commission’s final report to replace “modern contraception” with “family planning” that included abstinence education.

The next month, State Department ambassador Michael Kozak declared that abortion is “not a human right” and that the administration considers international contraception “access” to be a non-issue. America’s delegation to the UN has also resisted efforts to recognize a “right” to abortion under international law.

Full story at LifeSiteNews.

Comments

  1. Just based on the title I thought the article was going to be about the USCCB. My bad, but you can understand jumping to that conclusion.

  2. This is good news!
    So much to be thankful for with this administration.

  3. Interesting that Ms. Haley would use such language to describe the UNHRC when the Trump administration has such a deplorable record on human rights!

    • And Frank what exactly is his so-called deplorable record on human rights? Is it like Hillary, Obama and the Democrats who support, vote for and advance the dismemberment of little girls/boys in the womb and defend organizations like Planned Parenthood who after killing these children sell their body parts to the highest bidder?

    • Oh Frank, such an uninformed dig at our President! Why not pray that he is successful in ridding the world of North Korean nukes? Or how about thanking him for standing up to the abortion lobby, or for his support of religious conscience protection rights? Enough with the Trump hating – soooooo boring!

  4. The Watchman says

    Killing unborn baby children in their mother’s womb is not a human right. Protecting unborn baby children is the real human right in this case. When you consider that America has killed 60 MILLION unborn baby children since abortion was legalized in 1973 and when you also add the tens of millions of children that are killed by abortion throughout the entire world this is the number one issue facing humanity today. If the United Nations can not protect the unborn what good is this global organization. Turn to a God of love and mercy before it is too late. End abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Repent and convert! Pray the Rosary to end abortion. Pray America Pray. Pray humanity Pray or face the wrath and judgement of…

  5. The Watchman says

    to continue my post…. Pray humanity pray or face the wrath and judgement of Almighty God.

  6. Truth-seeker says

    “50% of the council’s resolutions criticizing specific countries from 2006 to 2016 were directed at Israel”. Is this “a cesspool of political bias”?

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