Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the largest international gathering of women, once again took place at the United Nations from March 11-22 and Priests for Life once again participated. Pro-abortion organizations and UN agencies try to use CSW to globally advance the killing of unborn children.

In its submission statement, written by Marie Smith, a member of our team who heads up the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI), Priests for Life expressed its support for advancing the equality and the empowerment of all women and girls through actions which do not violate the right to life of girls and boys alive in the womb but not yet born.

Priests for Life also called upon CSW to commit to eliminating abortions that end the lives of unborn baby girls because they not boys. We warned that the preference for sons is a discrimination that not only denies a baby girl her right to life, but impedes women’s and girls’ empowerment and equality throughout life including through denial of food, education, and health care.

Priests for Life reminded CSW that the result of gender-biased abortion—missing women and girls—leads to increased violence and abuse as surviving women and girls are kidnapped, forced into sex trafficking and prostitution, bought and sold as brides, and forced into child marriage. Sex-selective abortions are expected to result in over 149 million missing women globally by 2030.

We asked CSW: When will girls be treated equally and recognized, respected, and protected from discrimination and violence throughout their lives? How many more girls will lose their lives through the harmful practice of sex selection abortion before the world unites to stop it?

True equality begins in the womb.

Mr. Bob Lalonde, who coordinates our international work, represented Priests for Life at the meeting.

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