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July 18, 1994

His Excellency
Fidel Ramos
President of the Republic of the Philippines
Malacanang Palace
Manila, Philippines


      It has come to our attention that some officials of the United States Government are aggressively pushing worldwide sanction of abortion on demand as part of a new U.N. population control "programme of action."

      We, the undersigned Members of the United States Congress, speaking on behalf of tens of millions of pro-life Americans, respectfully encourage you to resist any and all pressure to abandon the lives of unborn children in your nation.

      We urge your delegation to the upcoming Cairo population control conference to reject any proposal or language in the final document designed to weaken or nullify the anti-abortion laws in your country and the approximately 100 nations around the world that currently protect their children from abortion on demand.

      We strongly believe that children -- born and unborn -- are precious and that it is the high moral duty of government to protect vulnerable children from harm. We recall and emphatically endorse the magnificent words enshrined in the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959), and reiterated recently in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child that:

"the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs
special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection,
before as well as after birth."

      Sadly, as a direct result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision -- and not an action by Congress or the President -- the unborn in our country enjoy virtually no protection and the number of children killed by abortion has skyrocketed to over 1.5 million a year.

      There is no doubt whatsoever, that when a nation adopts a pro-abortion policy, the actual number of abortions increases dramatically. Even an Alan Guttmacher Institute study (a research affiliate of Planned Parenthood) released last month admits this: "In most countries, it is common after abortion is legalized for abortion rates to rise sharply for several years, then stabilize, just as we have seen in the United States."

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