The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. Article 3 of the declaration states: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person.”
On November 20th, 1959, the United Nations adopted resolution 1386, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. In its preamble, the declaration proclaims: “Whereas 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,…”
For many years now, one member of the human family has been forgotten, the unborn child. This small vulnerable human being has been stripped of his rights.