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See also the following related texts:

  • International Law and the Right to Abortion (International Organizations Law Group Legal Studies Series, Number 1), by Piero A. Tozzi, J.D. (New York: Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, 2010). Available in pdf format (on this page) at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), and at the Social Science Research Network.
  • “How U.N. Conventions on Women’s and Children’s Rights Undermine Family, Religion, and Sovereignty”, by Patrick F. Fagan, William L. Saunders, Michael A. Fragoso, Insight (May 2009). Available in pdf format at the Family Research Council. [Probably written by non-Catholic Christians, but enunciating viewpoints consistent with natural moral law]

On Children’s Day 2018, and on the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

“[W]e are confronted by… a veritable structure of sin… characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable “culture of death”. This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency… [I]t is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak… A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated…

“[W]e are in fact faced by an objective “conspiracy against life”, involving even international Institutions, engaged in encouraging and carrying out actual campaigns to make contraception, sterilization and abortion widely available. Nor can it be denied that the mass media are often implicated in this conspiracy, by lending credit to that culture which presents recourse to contraception, sterilization, abortion and even euthanasia as a mark of progress and a victory of freedom, while depicting as enemies of freedom and progress those positions which are unreservedly pro-life.” (St. John Paul the Great, Encyclical “Evangelium Vitae”, 12, 17)

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