ROME, April 29, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) – The global warming summit held at the Vatican Tuesday saw among its speakers two pro-abortion advocates from the United Nations.
The summit, titled Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity, was coordinated by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, SDSN and Religions for Peace. More than 100 scientists, academics, politicians, and religious leaders attended the event.
Ban-Ki Moon, the UN's Secretary General, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, a Harvard economist and UN Special Advisor on Millennium Development Goals, both addressed the climate change conference.
As head of the UN, Ban-Ki Moon has pushed for universal access to abortion and contraception for teens all over the world, phrasing it benignly as the right to “reproductive health.” He has warned that millions of teen girls become mothers or contract HIV each year, and “[w]e have a collective responsibility to drive these numbers down” by relaxing restrictions on abortion and by greater distribution of contraception.
Sachs is also well-known for advocating abortion and population control, especially in the Third World. Expressing concerns about overpopulation, Sachs has written, “The reduction of fertility rates should be encouraged in the poorer countries as well. Rapid and wholly voluntary reductions of fertility have been and can be achieved in poor countries.” This can be done by “providing access to modern family planning and contraceptives.”
Ban-Ki Moon gave the opening speech, and Sachs later addressed the audience. Both men warned about the dangers of man-made global warming and the moral obligation to halt it. At the end of the summit, participants issued a joint statement agreeing that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality and its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity.”
The summit was held in anticipation of the pope's encyclical on global warming to be published soon.