AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
July 30, 2014
Ask Senators Casey and Toomey to Oppose This Dangerous UN Treaty
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) treaty was voted out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a 12-6 vote last Tuesday with every Democrat on the committee and Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and John McCain (R-AZ) voting “Yea.” This is very bad news! It now will only take a vote on the floor of the Senate to legally require the US to comply with the language of this treaty. President Obama already signed it on July 30, 2009.
Article 7 of the CRPD gives government the ability to override every decision of a parent of disabled children if the government thinks that its views are in “the best interest of the child.”
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