Friends, even if you ordinarily skip over reading posts containing technical details, could you please take the time to read and understand this one? I post this with the prayer that every one of you who is a US citizen would take action, and that all of you would pray and help to pass the word along.
UPDATE: Thank the LORD that the Senate did not ratify this treaty! It was defeated by a margin of only five votes!
We received word this morning that the US Senate plans to vote tomorrow on whether or not to ratify the United Nations Disability Treaty.
Among other objectionable details, did you know that if this treaty is ratified, it would require US citizens to notify the government of the birth of their child with special needs?
This should make us very uncomfortable, especially in conjunction with health care laws that could lead to further limitations on health care for those deemed a burden on society, like Verity, Katie, and Tommy. This has already happened in countries who are further down the road of socialized medicine. They are no longer making decisions based on the Biblical truth that every human being was created in the image of God, and as a result, they feel free to judge the value of humans beings by other standards.
One of the dangers of the conjunction of these two laws could be that US parents could find it increasingly difficult, and eventually impossible, to get permission to bring orphans with special needs into the US. This too has already happened in some other countries.
Underlying these particulars, we disagree that a sovereign country should be giving up some of its liberty and independence and putting themselves under the dictates of the United Nations instead of its own constitution.
In the words of another special needs adoptive mom, “this must not pass.”
Copied and pasted from the Home School Legal Defense Association web page:
“We cannot give the United Nations the power to decide what is best for our children. We need you to call both of your U.S. senators right now and urge them to oppose the CRPD. You can call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your senators or use our Congressional Directory to find your senators’ contact information.
[NOTE: This is especially vital if your state senators are Democrats.]
We are optimistic that we will have the votes—34 or more—to defeat the treaty. But there is too much at stake to trust to speculation.
So please remember to call your senators today, and then call them again tomorrow morning (before noon). If Senator Toomey (PA), DeMint (SC), Lee (UT), or Paul (KY) are one of your senators please give them a special thanks for leading the charge on this issue.
Please give them some or all of this message:
“I urge you to oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This treaty surrenders U.S. sovereignty to unelected UN bureaucrats and will threaten parental care of children with disabilities. Our nation already has laws to protect disabled Americans. This treaty is unnecessary and will hurt families. If the Senate ratifies this treaty, it would be the first time ever that the U.S. has ratified a treaty that obligates us to recognize economic, social, and cultural entitlements as rights under domestic law.”
Then, please contact your friends and family and urge them to call as well. Please also share this information on social media to help get the word out to every parent and freedom-loving person in America.
For more information on the dangers of this treaty [and easy links to help pass the word along] please visit our CRPD page.“