Tuesday, September 1, 2009

UNESCO sex education guidelines push abortion

The following is a news release from MCCL Global Outreach.

Children instructed to become abortion advocates

A recent report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), entitled International Guidelines on Sexual Education, is filled with advice for sex education instructors to advance the abortion agenda. Children are to be told not only about abortion, but where to obtain one, and to be trained to "advocate" the pro-abortion position.

The report calls for children as young as 9 to know of abortion and its legal status "locally and globally." As the children turn 12 years of age they are to be instructed on where they can find a legal abortion. Age 15 to 18 is the time when children will learn "advocacy to promote the right to and access to safe abortion."

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) reviewed the 94-page report extensively; a detailed citing of each abortion reference is available here.

"The International Guidelines are mere pro-abortion propaganda that ought not to be taken seriously," stated Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of MCCL Global Outreach.

One of the first learning objectives in the Guidelines is that "Every human being is unique and valuable … every human being deserves respect." That is the one and only reference to an individual’s right to exist. From that point on, it is hardcore abortion advocacy in every section.

Two stated goals of the Guidelines are to provide a clear understanding of what comprises sex education, and to help build support in communities for sex education.

"These stated goals can never be reached when the thrust is to advance the killing of innocent unborn children first and foremost," Fischbach said.

"UNESCO would be well served to start over with a foundational understanding that the promotion of abortion is not sex education and that communities will not be supportive of efforts to force abortion and the advocacy of abortion on our children."

For more information about MCCL GO, visit www.mccl.org.