On Sunday, the liberal progressive group Battleground Texas, whose goal it is to “Turn Texas Blue,” released an email to supporters outlining the Texas GOP vs. Texas Democrats platform. One contrast they made, was that while GOP are rejecting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Democrats are fighting to improve children’s health.
UNICEF defines The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as such:
The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – i.e., as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.
So why would Texas Republicans be opposed to such a seemingly worthy project?
Well, not included in Battleground Texas’s misleading email was that this convention would put more parental responsibility in the hands of the government. ParentalRights.org outlines “20 things you need to know” about the UN convention and how it is contributing to a loss of parental rights:
“The best interest of the child principle would give the government the ability to override every decision made by every parent if a government worker disagreed with the parent’s decision.”
What’s more, the UN convention also promotes abortion:
“Children would have the right to reproductive health information and services, including abortions, without parental knowledge or consent.”