United Families International to Celebrate Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 300,000 Names
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNITED FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL TO CELEBRATE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, SUBMIT 300,000 NAMES TO UN IN FAVOR OF LIFE AND FAMILIES
Where: Press briefing room, UN headquarters, New York
When: December 10, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Contact: Beverly Rice, President (949)683-7423 or Laura Knaperek, (602)531-8938
UN Headquarters, New York – Tomorrow, December 10th, on the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) by the UN General Assembly, United Families International (UFI), along with a coalition of social conservative groups from around the world, will present a petition of 340,000 names requesting that all member nations and states interpret the UNDHR to mean that:
The right to life, liberty and security is for every person; that each child born or unborn, has the right to birth and a full, natural life. That a child has the right to a mother and a father, of full age, within the bonds of marriage defined as between a man and a woman. And, that the parents have the right to raise and educate their children without any limitation due to race, religion, culture or nationality.
The petition is a response to opposition petition efforts by pro-abortion groups International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International that demand that the UNDHR be interpreted to include that access to abortion is a human right and the UNDHR should be interpreted as such.
"During a time when family values are under attack in nations and states across the globe, tomorrow should be a celebration of the family, freedom of religion, and marriage between a man and a woman. Tomorrow should be a declaration that 60 years ago the United Nations stood up for what is most important. Tomorrow we should all feel safe that life, our families, marriages and religions will be protected because of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." Said Beverly Rice, President of UFI, a non-profit organization that has been fighting to protect the family at the UN since 1978. "But, instead, we fear tomorrow will just be another day on the battlefield, another day when those who wish to destroy the family will make another attempt. They will use deception as their weapon. Their desire is to create a genderless society that is run by the state – void of religion, marriage and parents."
UFI, along with a Pro-Family Pro-Life coalition including the Pro-Life Federation of Poland, the Institute of Family Policy of Spain, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, and US-based Concerned Women for America will present the petition at UN headquarters and in private meetings with Ambassadors from several UN missions.
Those who wish to join the celebration of the family as the fundamental unit of society and of the right to life may continue to sign the petition after tomorrow at unitedfamilies.org.
United Families International
http://www.unitedfamilies.org UT, 84047 US
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