They're going to use abortion references in the UN report to disparage the entire UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and all its work, thus being able to ignore and negate the part about clergy abuse.
Who inserted the abortion and reproductive rights issue and language into a report on abuse and neglect of children?
Now the Vatican has a door wide open allowing them to refuse to have anything to do with the UN Commission and get away with it.
And that's just what they will do. Watch.
"The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has used its report on sexual abuse of children by some clergy, and its cover up by some bishops, as the opportunity to castigate the Catholic Church for not promoting killing children through abortion..."
By John L. Allen Jr. | GLOBE STAFF FEBRUARY 06, 2014
Because the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has no police power, it relies on moral pressure to get member states to adopt its child protection recommendations. That is obviously what it hoped to accomplish with Wednesday’s report on the Vatican and the child abuse scandals that have rocked Catholicism over the last dozen years, issuing a stinging indictment of what it called a culture of “impunity” for perpetrators.
There is a strong possibility the fusillade from the UN panel may backfire, however, by blurring the cause of child protection with the culture wars over sexual mores.