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Aderholt Co-Sponsors Bill That Condemns The UN's Efforts To Remove Ireland's Pro-Life Laws

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Location: Washington, DC


Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has co-sponsored a bill that condemns the United Nations' efforts to pressure Ireland and other countries into reversing policy to reduce abortions.

This resolution (H.Res 1482) denounces the efforts of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for pressuring and coercing Ireland into reducing and eliminating its constitutionally established abortion restrictions.

In the late 1990s, United Nations Human Rights Treaty System committees began pressuring Ireland and over 80 other UN Member States to change their laws restricting abortion. H. Res. 1482 would urge all countries with restrictions on the practice of abortion to remain steadfast in their time-honored tradition that recognizes that every human being, born or unborn, has an inherent right to life.

"The rights of the unborn continue to be of the utmost concern to me," said Congressman Aderholt. "I have co-sponsored this resolution because I strongly disagree with the efforts of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in pressuring Ireland and other countries to reduce their restrictions on abortion. All life is precious and should be protected."

During Rep. Aderholt's 12 years in Congress, he has fought tirelessly for the rights of the unborn through his support of many pieces of legislation, including "The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003", "The Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act" and "The Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" among others.

This bill, which was introduced by Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-MI), is currently in the first step of the legislative process and has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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