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Pro-abortion crowd pushing "UN Convention on Rights of the Child"
Backers of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations treaty, are pushing Congress to ratify the document during the Obama administration . Although the treaty contains some language supporting unborn children, it has been used to push abortion on an international scale. The Convention on the Rights of the Child "recognizes that a child needs appropriate legal protection before, as well as after birth." At the same time it "doesn't recognize a child's right to be born", and has been used by UN committees, agencies and other non-governmental organizations to promote abortion.
Meanwhile, liberal maintain the treaty won't "usurp our national sovereignty", but will "boost our credibility globally".
Pro-life opponents of the treaty in Congress are fighting back. Rep. Pete Hoekstra and pro-life Sen. Jim DeMint have filed a parental rights amendment that would defend against some of its provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
“We better lay the groundwork,” Hoekstra told AP. “The last thing you want to be is unprepared if something pops up on the radar screen.”
He is concerned that the Senate will have the votes to approve the treaty despite opposition saying it would potentially overturn parental involvement laws across the country.
Supreme Court Shuffle
The White House seems to be moving quick to fill the soon-to-be-vacant slot of Justice Souter, given that Congress will be leaving DC by August. On Monday, Obama began plowing the ground with Senate Judiciary Committee members, talking with pro-life Republican Senator Orin Hatch, and newly minted Democrat pro-abortion Senator Arlen Specter. Given the shorter time-frame for Senate approval before the next Supreme Court term begins this fall, that means that pro-life conservatives should expect this battle to begin to play out this summer.
Meanwhile, it appears that Obama's most likely pick so far believes that the Constitution "must grow with the times" .
Notre Dame students to hold pro-life demonstration during Obama speech
Pro-life student groups at the University of Notre Dame who have led much of the response to the invitation of pro-abortion President Obama to speak at their graduation invitation have announced their plans  for commencement.
The groups, operating under the banner of NDResponse  (www.ndresponse.com ), have received official permission to hold a "prayerful and constructive" demonstration on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of Commencement.
Comics won't pick on Obama
It seems that it's not so easy being funny anymore , at least for the comedians that have spent most of their time focusing on politics for the past several years. In fact, many of them, (such as Jon Stewart), seem to have turned into Obama cheerleaders. Others seem to be towing a politically correct line...worried that they can't be seen joking about Obama, because he's a transcendental figure. Whatever.