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Lame Duck Senate to Push Anti-Constitutional U.N. Treaty

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Washington, D.C. – A Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on Thursday, November 18. Concerned Women for America (CWA) has led the fight for 15 years to oppose this anti-woman, unconstitutional U.N. treaty.

CWA President Wendy Wright stated, “CEDAW requires countries to deny the obvious – that men and women are different. If the U.S. ratifies this ridiculous U.N. treaty, every aspect of life – government, schools, business, even family life – would come under the scrutiny of a U.N. committee of ‘gender experts.’

“This so-called ‘women’s rights’ treaty was crafted by extreme feminists in the 1970s. More accurately, it is anti-woman and contradicts our Constitution. Government officials – and the U.N. Committee that oversees this treaty – will use this radical treaty to bypass our democratic process and impose their bizarre views on us.”

Here is a sampling of what the U.N. CEDAW Committee has already done to other countries that ratified CEDAW:

Criticized Belarus for celebrating Mother’s Day.

Told China to decriminalize prostitution.

Told Mexico – which outlaws abortion – to make abortion easy to access.

Told Slovenia to limit women’s choices of what academic fields they can study.

Criticized Ireland for the Catholic Church’s influence on attitudes and policy.

Told Italy to revise school textbooks to reflect non-stereotypical gender roles (i.e. don’t show women as mothers).

Told Mexico to provide “a more equitable redistribution of wealth.”

Told Hong Kong to require religious institutions to follow the dictates of the treaty.

“CEDAW’s all-encompassing scope violates the U.S. Constitution’s limits. It violates freedom of religion, freedom of association, and our freedom to live out God’s calling as mothers raising children according to Biblical values.”

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