Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Continue to Strive to Secure the Right to Life…’

By CNSNews.com Staff | December 12, 2018 | 11:58 AM EST

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi accepts a rainbow bracelet from a child at the "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" at the Capitol, April 26, 2018. (Getty Images/Alex Edelman)

(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said in a statement issued to honor UN Human Rights Day that “we continue to strive to secure the right ‘to life, liberty and security of person’ for everyone, everywhere.”

“Today, as we recall the historic signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, we continue to strive to secure the right ‘to life, liberty, and security of person’ for everyone, everywhere,” Pelosi said.

“As Americans we have a duty to maintain our critical leadership in the defense of human rights both at home and around the world,” she said.

Pelosi released this statement on Dec. 10. Here is the full text:

“Seventy years ago, in the aftermath of the horror and inhumanity of WWII, the nations of the world came together to resolutely declare the inherent dignity and rights of every human being. Today, as we recall the historic signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, we continue to strive to secure the right ‘to life, liberty, and security of person’ for everyone, everywhere.

“As Americans we have a duty to maintain our critical leadership in the defense of human rights both at home and around the world. Eleanor Roosevelt, the chairwoman of the Declaration drafting committee, wisely stated, ‘without concerted citizen action to uphold human rights close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.’ Despite the progress we have made in this critical mission, our efforts remain as vital as ever. Whether standing up to the horrors inflicted upon innocent Rohingya and Uyghur communities, speaking out against the continued abuse and repression of Tibetan men, women and children, or upholding our nation’s proud immigrant heritage by speaking out for those who come here seeking safety and security, we can never allow partisan politics or commercial interests to erode our moral leadership.

“On this UN Human Rights Day, Democrats join with leaders, activists and committed citizens around the world to reaffirm our solemn obligation to promote, protect and uphold the human rights of all people, as we work to honor our universal values of freedom, equality and justice.”

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