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Maybe we should judge a tree by it's fruit and not what the ridiculous UN puts out for vote. 

 

If there was a vote for where women and girls want to live... I'm guessin' Iran, Syria, Pakistan, etc. would be "that place" 


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US only nation to oppose UN resolution condemning violence against girls

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/12/18/latest-un-draft-resolution-america-has-problem-with-...

 

“In the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, the United States found itself once again isolated on the world stage on two matters that are essential to women’s rights. It was the only country that opposed nonbinding language in a draft resolution designed to tackle violence against girls and women, as well as sexual harassment. It was also almost alone in its opposition to language used in another draft resolution against early and forced marriage — only the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru felt comfortable with being on Washington’s side this time. (Nauru is most commonly associated with an Australian offshore migrant camp, where children and other refugees are being held under inhumane conditions, according to rights groups.)

 

In both cases, the United States' opposition on Monday was triggered by references to “sexual and reproductive health,” which the U.S. delegation implied could “suggest the promotion of abortion or a right to abortion that are unacceptable to our administration,” according to Reuters. U.S. statements also indicated that there were concerns about the resolution conflating “physical violence against women with sexual harassment.”

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