Over at CatholicVote.org, Patrick Thornton has a great post on how “women’s health” has very little to do with anything but efforts to make sure that women don’t have babies. I couldn’t agree more.
During the Beijing Women’s Conference in 1995 (UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women), Pope John Paul II sent a delegation representing the Holy See that was headed by Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon. The UN, with the help of the US, pushed an agenda that limited women’s issues/rights to the themes of abortion and contraception.
Apparently, when the Pope saw the draft document from the conference he commented that a document that focused so much on women’s reproductive issues should focus at least as much on women’s literacy.
Something’s wrong when women’s issues and women’s health are reduced to making sure that women don’t get pregnant…