Friday, October 15, 2004

Unbelievable -- U.S. Rejects U.N. Plan for Women

The United States has refused to join 85 heads of state and government in signing a statement that endorsed a 10-year-old U.N. plan to ensure every woman's right to education, healthcare and choice about having children.

The Bush administration said it withheld its signature because the statement included a reference to "sexual rights."

I guess if we're not talking about lesbians, women's issues just don't matter.

Update: Here's link without registration required.

By the way, the United Nations site is really hard to navigate, so I haven't been able to pull up the text of what this plan says. But I mean c'mon, if it's about women's rights and even China will support it...

1 comment:

Greg Coles said...

Yeah, ain't it interesting? Then add to this the US refusal to join with the world in reducing pollutants. Also, the World Health Organization has been told that if it wants to invite US doctors and other medical people to WHO conferences, that the WHO must first submit the names and the administration will select who will be allowed to go. Control freaks, no doubt. One has to wonder how any thinking person can support the re-election of this administration.