Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sign the petition for the unborn child

Help C-FAM Gather 1,000,000 Signatures
In the months leading up to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the foundational international human rights document, C-FAM discovered that international abortion advocate and provider, Marie Stopes International, was planning on presenting a petition to the UN community calling for Global Safe Abortion and asking states to interpret the UDHR to include abortion as a human right. C-FAM and allied organizations recognized the need to counter the Marie Stopes International initiative and launched the UN Petition for the Unborn Child and the Family in September 2008 with the aim of presenting the UN with the signature on December 10. To read and sign the petition just select your language above.
The C-FAM campaign started with the hope of garnering 50,000 signatures. By December 10, we had gathered over 400,000. C-FAM presented the petition to ambassadors from various states and to the UN community in a press conference at UN headquarters on December 10.

Read press release HERE.
Heartened by the strong response from supporters and the positive feedback from the UN ambassadors that we met with, C-FAM decided to continue the campaign with the goal of presenting 1,000,000 signatures at the next session of the General Assembly.
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