Declaration on the Rights of the Child

In 1959, the United Nations issued the Declaration on the Rights of the Child. This document states that: “…the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.” This was incorporated into a treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states in Article 6: “States Parties recognize that every child has the inherent right to life.” To us in the pro-life movement, the next steps are obvious. The language of these declarations and treaties needs to be brought to its consistent and logical conclusion. The violence of abortion, which denies the child’s right to life and kills the child, is in fact prohibited by the language of these documents.

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  • June 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    We must fight to gain all benefits from this act.. We should n must fight to preserve this act n make all legal officiates respond and uphold wat they have promised to do so through this act….


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