The UN claims to be focused on saving lives, but their priorities are currently upside down.
They’ve tried to use the power afforded by COVID-19 to push for more abortions all over the globe.
But when President Trump found out, his administration stood up to the UN with this one powerful action.
The UN has been deeply involved in developing a Global Humanitarian Response Plan to the coronavirus pandemic.
No one can deny that a united global response to the danger of COVID-19 has been desperately needed!
Many countries have scrambled to respond to the pandemic, and the need for medical infrastructure and organization has never been more pressing.
But when the Response Plan came out, it quickly became clear that the UN Council didn’t have their priorities straight.
Instead of focusing on saving lives through medicine and mercy, the UN used the opportunity to pressure countries into providing on-demand abortions.
Disguised as the provision of “sexual and reproductive health services,” this push for abortions was placed on par with absolute needs such as food security and sanitation.
This move was undoubtedly influenced by the UN’s partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), which has a long and well-documented history of promoting abortion—even in countries where the practice is illegal.
Throughout the pandemic, WHO has pressured countries around the world to provide resources for “self-managed medical abortion in countries where abortion is illegal or restricted.”
This clause is always framed as part of “community-based health care,” but in the case of the Response Plan, it was a poorly hidden attempt to further a liberal, pro-abortion agenda.
But the Trump administration wasn’t having any of it!
John Barsa, the Trump administration’s acting administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, penned a strongly worded letter to the UN, calling out the Response Plan for its blatant pro-abortion agenda.
Barsa began by acknowledging the need for a global response plan and the U.S.’s crucial role in helping combat the spread of the virus.
“As the largest donor of global health and humanitarian assistance, the United States always has led the world through times of strife, turmoil, and uncertainty,” Barsa began his letter.
“The current pandemic of COVID-19 is no different,” Barsa continued, describing the many ways in which the U.S. has supported the UN’s global healthcare work.
But he quickly went on to point out that the focus right now should be on protecting life—not ending it!
“As the UN and Member States around the world work to address the pandemic of COVID-19, I urge you, your staff, and the UN’s funds, programs, and specialized and technical agencies to stay focused on life-saving interventions.”
“The delivery of essential health care is the first priority around the globe during this time,” the administrator reminded the UN.
“Therefore, the UN should not use this crisis as an opportunity to advance access to abortion as an ‘essential service,’” Barsa stated firmly.
He noted that, “Unfortunately, the [Response Plan] does just this, by cynically placing the provision of ‘sexual and reproductive health services’ on the same level of importance as…essential health care…shelter, and sanitation.”
“Most egregious is that the [Response Plan] calls for the widespread distribution of abortion-inducing drugs and abortion supplies, and for the promotion of abortion in local country settings.”
It’s clear that the UN is trying to increase abortion access everywhere, even in rural settings or places where it’s obviously unwanted.
But the conclusion of Barsa’s letter left no doubt that the U.S. will not be joining hands with the UN on this issue!
“Under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump, the United States has made clear that we will ‘never tire of defending innocent life,’” Barsa stated.
“Indeed, the UN should not intimidate or coerce Member States that are committed to the right to life.”
“To use the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification to pressure governments to change their laws is an affront to the autonomy of each society,” he added. “The United States stands with nations that have pledged to protect the unborn.”
Barsa finished his letter by urging the UN to “use clear language and take clear action to address the real needs of vulnerable people around the world without promoting abortion.”
It was a strong call to join in the cause of defending the unborn.
Praise God for the Trump administration’s commitment to protecting life!
Let’s pray that they will continue to see the truth behind the UN’s lies and help protect the unborn around the world.