Book of perversion given out at U.N. summit

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  • Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 12:56:24 +0100

A UNICEF-funded book being passed out at the United Nations Child Summit
encourages children to engage in sexual activities with other minors and
with homosexuals and animals. 

As the delegations to the summit remain deadlocked on abortion,
international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that support the U.S.
delegation's anti-abortion stance circulated copies of pages from a
UNICEF-funded book given to delegates from Latin America that promotes
sexual activity and abortion among teens in their countries. 

"Reproductive health includes the following components: Counseling on
sexuality, pregnancy, methods of contraception, abortion, infertility,
infections and diseases," says the Spanish-language book, whose title
translates to "Theoretic Elements for Working with Mothers and Pregnant

An accompanying workshop book produced by the U.N. Children's Fund
(UNICEF) tells Latin American mothers and teens: "Situations in which
you can obtain sexual pleasure: 1. Masturbation. 2. Sexual relations
with a partner - whether heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. 3. A
sexual response that is directed toward inanimate objects, animals,
minors, non-consenting persons." 

The book, which was distributed by the Mexican government with U.N.
funding, suggests lesbian sex as an acceptable alternative for girls. 

"Sexual relations with a partner: Here we should insist there is no
ideal or perfect relations between two or several people," the book
says. "The one that gives us the most satisfaction and that which is
adopted to our way of being and the style of life we have chosen. This
is why we encounter many differences among women. Some women like to
have relations with men. And others with another woman." 

UNICEF spokesman Alfred Ironside acknowledged U.N. funding for the book,
but said it was produced by the Mexican government in 1999 and pulled
from circulation "when the content was more carefully reviewed." 

Mr. Ironside said he did not know how many of the books were circulated.
"A very small number were produced - fewer than a thousand," he said.
"It was pulled out of circulation when the content was more carefully

"That book was a product of the Mexican government, supported by UNICEF
financially as part of UNICEF's support to the Mexican government," Mr.
Ironside said. 

"We do everything we do in full agreement with the governments we
support. We do not operate independently," he said. 

He said the book was "intended as a training manual for people working
with adolescent women to prevent teen pregnancy. That publication was a
compilation of articles by different contributors and has a very clear
disclaimer in the front that the views of the writers do not necessarily
reflect the views of the United Nations." 

The workshop book is being passed out by anti-abortion NGOs to persuade
delegates from the large Latin American bloc of countries called the Rio
Group to support the U.S. proposal to remove ambiguous language from the
child-summit action document, which has been used in the past by U.N.
agencies to promote abortion. 

Delegations to the U.N. Child Summit remained deadlocked yesterday in
closed-door negotiations over abortion and other hot-button issues that
have held up final agreement on a U.N. action agenda to protect the
world's children. 

The U.S. delegation, praised by pro-family groups for standing firm to
ensure the agenda does not sanction continued U.N. promotion of
abortions, was attacked by NGO critics for a second day at an afternoon
briefing, NGO members at the meeting said. 

Douglas Sylva, an official with the Catholic Family and Human Rights
Institute, called the briefing "an NGO feeding frenzy," in which the
United States was attacked for its position on the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict; arms sales to allies; the Bush administration's support of
capital punishment; and U.S. failure to ratify the U.N. Convention on
the Rights of the Child. 

"The fact that the United States is the only country besides Somalia
that has not ratified [the] child's rights [convention] is shocking,"
said Paula Daeppen, director in Zurich for the Federation of American
Women's Clubs Overseas. 

"We're supposed to be a moral leader of the world and child friendly,"
she said. 

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, told the meeting she applauded
the administration's work to protect children from pornography,
exploitation and "child soldiering." But she said she disagreed with the
U.S. delegation on some issues. 

"There needs to be flexibility on life," she said - an apparent
reference to the administration's strong anti-abortion stance. A person
close to the congresswoman, who asked to remain anonymous, said her
remarks were intended to urge "more flexibility on family planning." 

Abortion is not mentioned directly in the draft child-summit document,
but UNICEF, which organized the 187-country special session of the
General Assembly, and the U.N. Fund for Population Activities, interpret
the ambiguous phrase "reproductive health services" to include abortion.

A senior Canadian negotiator told delegates in earlier preparatory
meetings that the term includes abortion, prompting the Bush
administration to start pushing for the alternate term "reproductive
health care." 

European countries, with the exception of Spain, along with Canada,
Japan and New Zealand oppose the U.S. position. Muslim nations and some
African countries also support the United States. 

The Rio Group, whose delegations say their predominantly Catholic
populations don't condone abortion, said there is no danger the term
"reproductive health services" will be used to promote abortions in
Latin America. 

Source:  Washington Times

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