OPINION: Nigeria Lives Proudly Today; Poland and Hungary Live in Shame
NEW YORK, September 2 (C-Fam) Western conservatives like to tout the heroic nature of Poland and especially Hungary under Victor Orban for standing up the European Union on things like immigration. But conservatives, especially social conservatives, should understand that neither Poland nor Hungary has ever done much of anything for the unborn child at the UN. And it is such an easy thing to do.
In fact, both have acted shamefully in recent days. Today, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution that puts abortion into the category of a human right and advances the homosexual/trans ideology. Outrageously, both Hungary and Poland co-sponsored the resolution and then did nothing to stop the abortion and homosexual/trans language.
Several truly brave countries, mostly from Africa, stood up to the Western countries and tried to have various amendments passed that would have blunted the pro-abortion advance in this non-binding but still dangerous resolution. The amendments would have also blunted pro-homosexual/trans language. All the amendments failed.
Nigeria led the way even though Nigeria came under vicious pressure from the Biden administration and the European Union. Countries like Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Egypt, Gambia, Senegal, and Uganda voted in favor of the unborn child.
Hungary voted against the amendments and Poland did not cast a vote.
It is not a hard thing for Hungary and Poland to vote pro-life and pro-family at the UN. There is no cost to them. They can quite easily stand up to the EU and the United States. But they never do. And this week, they positively advanced the cause of death and family breakdown.
There is potentially a huge cost to the countries in Africa that do vote pro-life and pro-family. There are sanctions and threats of sanctions. Diplomats lose jobs.
Today Hungary and Poland live in shame and infamy. They were cowards. The next time a conservative sings the praises of either of them, especially Hungary, tell them what happened at the UN this week.
While you are at it, hail the countries of Africa who showed genuine bravery today.