Trump Admin: We’re Pulling Out Of United Nations Human Rights Council
This is actually great news! Each step removing us more and more from the anti-American, anti-Christian United Nations! On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would be withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley made the announcement. Take a look.
Haley said that the move comes after more than a year of not seeing any change from the UNHRC saying it was “an organization that is not worthy of its name.”
“I want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from our human rights commitments,” said Haley. “On the contrary. We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”
“We did not make this decision lightly,” she added. “When this administration began 17 months ago, we were well aware of the enormous flaws in the Human Rights Council. We could have withdrawn immediately. We did not do that. Instead, we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems.”
Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary-General António Guterres, spoke for the greater U.N. responded to the US exiting the HRC.
“The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council,” she said. “The U.N.’s Human Rights architecture plays a very important role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide.”
However, that is far from true.
Republican Oklahoma Senator James Lankford said, “The U.N. Human Rights Council is headed up by some of the worst human rights violators in the world. They are actually in the leadership of the Council year after year after year. They are anti-Israel, over and over again. That is their constant drumbeat. So, I get it, we can try to be there, so we can try to be a participant in it. But when you are there, we vote no every time, and it just becomes a problem every time as well. So it doesn’t seem to make a difference whether we are there or not there.”
The HRC has a history of denying rights to children before they are born, advocating for their murder through abortion.
Life News reported on some of that history:
In 2012, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva inched closer to asserting abortion as a human right when it passed a resolution endorsing a controversial new set of guidelines on maternal mortality. The guidelines were crafted with input from abortion advocates and reflect a view rejected by nations at the UN General Assembly.
The resolution, sponsored by New Zealand, Burkina Faso, and Colombia, endorsed a “technical guidance” paper by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that included abortion under the term “sexual and reproductive health rights.”
Council members opposing the resolution said, “A human rights-based approach to maternal mortality and morbidity has to respect the sovereignty of states . . . with full respect for the various religious and ethical values and cultural backgrounds of its people, and in conformity with universally recognized international human rights” which so far does not include abortion.
The UN Human Rights Council also castigated Ireland for its pro-life laws protecting unborn babies from abortion.
The Trump has already slashed its contributions to the UN by $285 million in December and earlier in may 2017, $640 million in United Nations funding was cut as well.
It appears that President Trump meant what he said when he spoke to the UN about getting their act together. While this is welcome good news, I wonder when we are just going to have enough of the UN and eliminate our participation in the totalitarian organization.
Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost