As nations gather constantly at UN assemblies to discuss what is to be done in this would, what is best for this nation or that nation, what we are responsible for and what we are and are not allowed to do.
All this discussion about how the level of human life and certain inborn rights must be upheld and protected. But how do they decide who will be protected and how? Is there a check list that certain countries or certain people must meet? Or maybe a certain level of death and degradation? For instance, for the UN's Responsibility to Protect (R2P) group to respond the genocide in Somalia there was years of debate at to whether to step in or leave the nation to face its own fate. It was finally decide to intervene behind the force of 20, 000 US Marines and other UN forces. In the time it took for the so called “world powers” to come to a decision hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and militants died from starvation and mutilation. We see what is done around the world in these so called “under developed” or “third-world” nations, but do we see what is done in our own nation?
From data collected in 2005 an average of 1.21 million babies are aborted each year. From 1973 to 2005 more than 45 million abortions have occurred. Is this not considered genocide? To what total number of dead fetuses must we achieve in order for this situation to be considered as an assault on human life, an assault to the innate human rights the UN and this nation declare we are born with? Where is our R2p group knocking at our door trying to stop the genocide that is occurring everyday?
We must take a closer look at what we call “human rights” or the way we precede on handling an unforeseen pregnancy. Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past or can we are reasonable people of a “developed” nation move pass this barbarity. Only time will tell if the younger generations of today learn from our mistakes and indecisiveness to make effective and lasting change for the better of humanity.