Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. – Donald Trump
Greta Thunberg might have been railing against adults stealing children’s dreams, but the leader of the free world had a message for those who kill a child before it can dream.
Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday to push back on the global body’s attempts to colonise developing countries with abortion.
Our former foreign minister, Julie Bishop, who gave $10 million of Australian taxpayers’ money to a Planned Parenthood affiliate in the Pacific, should take note.
For years UN programs, often under the guise of humanitarian aid, have pushed abortion on to unwilling cultures using money to coax them into breaking the taboo of killing unborn babies.
“We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery,” Trump said. “Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”
The President’s comments came as a cross-party cabal of New South Wales politicians sat through the night trying to block baby-saving and women-supporting amendments to their radical abortion-to-birth bill, which is likely to become law tomorrow.
It was refreshing to hear the leader of the free world calling out the UN for its exporting of the west’s culture of death.
The day before Trump’s address, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar delivered a joint statement to the UN on behalf of 19 countries.
We do not support references to ambiguous terms and expressions, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights in U.N. documents, because they can undermine the critical role of the family and promote practices, like abortion, in circumstances that do not enjoy international consensus and which can be misinterpreted by U.N. agencies.
Such terms do not adequately take into account the key role of the family in health and education, nor the sovereign right of nations to implement health policies according to their national context. There is no international right to an abortion and these terms should not be used to promote pro-abortion policies and measures.
Further, we only support sex education that appreciates the protective role of the family in this education and does not condone harmful sexual risks for young people.
Sadly, Australia was not a signatory. Perhaps the new level of mateship Scott Morrison has forged with Donald Trump might see our nation step up and join these efforts to stand up for human rights of the unborn and the place of the family.
Trump also used his speech to push back on the left’s other key agendas of globalism and socialism.
“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots,” Trump said. “The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbours and honour the differences that make each country special and unique.”
And in a message to openly socialist leaders like Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn (perhaps Anthony Albanese should also take note), Trump said:
“Socialism and communism are about one thing only: power for the ruling class. Today, I repeat a message for the world that I have delivered at home: America will never be a socialist country.”
And in what was a busy time at the UN, Trump also spoke at a seminar on religious freedom.
Trump is a very flawed individual but if Hillary Clinton had been elected America and the world would have drifted in a more pro-death, anti-freedom, socialist and globalist direction.
These philosophies are of course still embedded in politics and institutions but push back has begun and if it can be sustained there is hope for the future.