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Crosstalk 7/30/2012 Disabilities Treaty Update and News Round-Up--Jim Schneider CD

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Last Thursday, with the aid of 3 Republicans, a Senate committee passed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty, moving it one step closer to making it the law of the land.  

As reported two weeks ago on Crosstalk, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty would set up a committee of judges and U.N. experts to monitor U.S. compliance to global standards allegedly set up to protect the best interests of the disabled, including children.  

Jim noted on today’s program that this treaty would also allow for greater abortion access in Article 25.  In short, this treaty would force Americans to sanction sterilization or abortion for the disabled at taxpayer expense.  The treaty could be ratified as early as this week.

Other stories Jim brought to listener attention included:

--The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting tomorrow on legislation
   that would end the current legal policy allowing abortion for any reason
   until the moment of birth in the nation’s capital.
--African American woman dies in a so-called legal abortion.  New
   documents reveal that Planned Parenthood allegedly waited over 5 hours
   before getting this woman proper medical attention.
--American Cancer Society continues to defend grants to Planned
   Parenthood.
--A Federal court recently issued an order that halts the enforcement of the
   Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate.
--House Speaker John Boehner indicated that the House may go ahead and
   provide the Obama administration with the funding it needs to implement
   certain aspects of Obamacare dealing with sterilization, cost sharing,
   contraception and more.
--Chick-fil-A restaurant C.E.O. continues to be criticized for his biblical
   stance on traditional marriage.
--Swedish 8th grade student fails biology class for stating that
   homosexuality is abnormal.
--San Francisco public library installs plastic privacy screens so that porn
   can be viewed more discreetly on its computers.
--U.N. Commission calls for the legalization of prostitution worldwide.
--Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton calls Barack Obama the most hostile
   president toward Israel since the Jewish state came into existence.
--Mitt Romney declares Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
--Chinese direct investment could hit record high in 2012.
--The Pentagon orders replacement helicopters from Russia.
--President Obama makes special Ramadan statement to Muslim
   community.


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