Good News Update 246 - 13 April  2018 

Victory for Life and Family at the United Nations!


An astounding pro-life and pro-family victory has just been won at the United Nations!

This was achieved by a small handful of Christian and socially conservative delegations at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62).  This meeting took place from 12 to 23 March at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  It was attended by r
epresentatives of  member states , UN entities, and  NGOs  from all regions of the world.

Normally the annual CSW is a time when radical progressive and feminist agendas are freely articulated and then enshrined in various documents. This is powerfully backed by the dominant leftism of the UN bureaucracy and the governments of the European Union.  Another global anti-life and anti-family force to be reckoned with is the Open Society Foundations launched and funded by billionaire George Soros.  But even against such tremendous odds this David and Goliath struggle has resulted in a stunning victory!  We believe it is an answer to prayer.

According to the  Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) we can thank God that the final document for the Commission on the Status of Women contains -
  • no new commitments on abortion or homosexual rights
  • no mention of "safe abortion"
  • no recognition of the concept of "family diversity" which is code for homosexual marriage
  • no inclusion of "women in all their diversity" which is code for transgenderism
  • no inclusion of abortion as  "reproductive health" .
In the above points we see here how the UN uses abstract or vague terms as "code" for something which is contentious.  In a recent LifeSiteNews  article titled  Euphemisms are the Left's Best Friend and Truth's Worst Enemy, we see how fine-sounding terms such as  "women's health" and  "reproductive choice"  are often used as smoke screens to dodge the real life and death issues.  
  
In  Good News Update 142 we alerted you to the UN's "new universal Agenda" , which Australia signed on 27 September 2015.  This is officially known as 'Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'.  It is made up of  17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets.  We especially highlighted  targets 3.7 and 5.6 which advance abortion through so-called "reproductive health" and "reproductive rights"

To achieve these ambitious global targets the UN had set up the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) program. CSE seeks to sexualize and  indoctrinate children with a radical sexual ideology which promotes abortion, homosexuality and gender fluidity. Already CSE is manifesting in many different programs around the world.  This includes the insidious Safe Schools Coalition Australia program in many of our schools. 

It is very revealing that the UN endorsed Planned Parenthood Federation International, the largest provider of abortion in the world, as its main provider of CSE around the world.

Brian Brown, the President of the International Oganisation for the Family (IOF) , which convenes the highly acclaimed World Congress of Families, wrote, "Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a major programmatic interest of powerful UN agencies. Advocates have pushed hard for CSE to be included in UN documents. Pro-family groups have found that delegates from traditional countries are outraged when they learn what Comprehensive Sexuality Education means and how it is promoted by UNICEF and other UN agencies".  And so it was the African Group of 54 member nations (or 28 percent of the vote at the UN) who proved to be a powerful voice for traditional values. 

  • Pray about Australia's commitment to the United Nation's Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  Pray that our leaders will not surrender our sovereignty as a nation.
  • Pray that  plans to implement Comprehensive Sexuality Education globally by other UN bodies such as UNICEF and UNFPA will also be frustrated.
  • Pray that we can learn from this victory how we can remove Safe Schools Coalition Australia programs from Australian schools.  
Thank you!

Yours for Truth, Freedom and Human Dignity,

David Rowsome & Warwick Marsh

PS In case you haven't heard, the Religious Freedom Review received  nearly 17,000 public submissions - in part thanks to you!  Because of this huge response the Federal Government extended the reporting date to 18 May. Please continue to pray!
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Warwick: phone 0418 225 212
David: phone 07 34220969


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