Letter To The Editor
Cultural Assassins

by Al Lemmo, Dearborn, Michigan

The Wanderer July 2, 1998


In history's most egregious campaign of cultural imperialism, the current administration (Clinton) has been Jamming abortion down the throats of Third World nations in your name and mine. Arrogantly insisting that this horrible wrong is a right, in spite of deep divisions within our country, these cultural assassins have undermined the life-affirming values of other peoples. If another power had attempted a similar assault on American values, it would have been denounced as intolerable interference in domestic matters, if not an act of war.

This administration feigns respect for United Nations authority while it violates UN covenants. The UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child states: "The child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth." The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group," to include "imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group." The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women makes no mention of any right to abortion, but prohibits discrimination on grounds of pregnancy or maternity. And the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law," contrary to Roe v. Wade.

Congress has finally had enough of the administration's loathsome policies and has attached measures to cut off funding for abortion promotion to bills the White House strongly favors. But this Administration, while giving lip service to concern for children, has no higher priority than destroying prenatal children both at home and abroad.

Nevertheless, the American people still support the disgrace occupying the White House in spite of his crimes against humanity.

Invisible people are the easiest to kill, especially when those who could stop the carnage choose not to see it. Human rights abuses in other nations are mere specks in our brothers' eyes so long as we cannot see clearly with the beam of abortion in our own. What passes for leadership has forfeited our nation's moral authority.