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Austin Ruse

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The Global Governance Strategy of the Transnational Progressives Marches On

For many years, those of us in the UN pro-life and pro-family movement have focused on the documents under negotiation, and you might say we have missed the forest for the trees. We have focused on the details of negotiating dozens of individual documents but have missed the larger picture.

It is true that we have been successful in stopping abortion from becoming an international human right, and we have largely stopped the homosexual movement. As large as these issues are, there are still larger issues at the UN that we have almost missed, and these larger issues will be used to undermine the right to life and a proper understanding of marriage and family.

The larger picture is that UN radicals in alliance with radical lawyers, judges, and other advocates around the world are attempting the greatest power grab the world has even known. They seek to decide for all mankind the most intimate details of people’s lives, and they are determined to do this from their lofty and elite perches at the UN in New York, at the European Union in Brussels, and at other centers of international power.

In order to achieve this, they must remake the international system. Where once international relations meant relations between and among states, it now means international bodies interfering with the lives of individuals. Where once sovereign states determined what was best for the people within their borders, the transnational progressives seek to usurp this power from the states and from the people.

What we face is a tsunamic change in social policy and in the international system. The result of this is a monumental democratic deficit. Ask yourself, who is your representative at the United Nations? The fact that hardly anyone knows the answer points up this huge democratic deficit because it is these people at the UN who have taken it upon themselves to direct your intimate lives.

This is the big picture, and it strikes at all families all over the world, and at all countries, too—north and south, east and west, rich and poor. We are all in this fight together.

The Fight Begins

The pro-life and pro-family coalition at the UN began its work during the preparatory phase of the 1994 Cairo Conference on Population and Development.

Our opponents began at that time to advance a “right” to abortion in UN documents. At first, they tried to get an explicit right to abortion stated in the documents. They were defeated at Cairo and at subsequent UN conferences by a coalition of Christians and Muslims that was created by Pope John Paul II.

Read the entire article on the Touchstone Magazine website (new window will open).

Posted: 15-Jan-2010

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