A recent pro-life victory was celebrated as the United Nations Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) treaty was not ratified by the U.S. Senate and will not become the law of the land. A recent article shares: “Now, that CRPD is defeated, we know that United Nations won’t have oversight of how we care for our special needs kids. This treaty would have given the U.N. oversight of the healthcare and education choices parents with special needs kids make. Had it passed, CRPD would have become the law of the land under the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and would have trumped state laws, and could have been used as precedent by state and federal judges.”
The article goes on to comment on how this treaty, if ratified, could have harmed the pro-life movement in America: “This is a misleading measure in that it does nothing to protect life. It is disguised as a way to ‘help’ the disabled. Instead it intentionally sacrifices the most vulnerable – the disabled and the unborn – all in the name of population control…Many don’t realize that this international treaty could potentially supersede future attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade.” But these concerns did not stop WV Senators Rockefeller and Manchin from voting to support the bill. Evidently Manchin’s “pro-life” position is more words than actions. Click here for original article and to see how all U.S Senators voted.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.