A new report out from the United Nations openly states that not only can children consent to sex, but suggests that a child’s ability to consent should be taken into consideration by courts of law.
In the March 13 report, entitled “Principles for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Criminal Law Proscribing Conduct Associated with Sex, Reproduction, Drug Use, HIV, Homelessness and Poverty,” the International Commission of Jurists purports that “Sexual conduct involving persons below the domestically prescribed minimum age of consent to sex may be consensual in fact, if not in law," suggesting that a country's legal standard for sex with or between children take into account a child's own preferences and capacity to understand what they're doing.
While the report stops short of actively supporting or encouraging sex between adults and minors, it does suggest that children have the ability to consent and that this should be factored into criminal penalties handed down to those who engage in sex with minors.
"The enforcement of criminal law should reflect the rights and capacity of persons under 18 years of age to make decisions about engaging in consensual sexual conduct and their right to be heard in matters concerning them," continues the report, which was promoted at an event held at the UN's headquarters and sponsored by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In addition to consenting to sexual acts, the ability of an underage child to understand and “consent” could be expanded to other decisions, such as “gender-affirming” procedures and abortions, per the UN group’s suggestion.
"Pursuant to their evolving capacities and progressive autonomy, persons under 18 years of age should participate in decisions affecting them, with due regard to their age, maturity, and best interests, and with specific attention to non-discrimination guarantees,” the group states.
The study states that courts should consider the consent of the child when handing down rulings in sex crimes cases.
Furthermore, the report states that any “consensual” sexual act between any persons should never be criminalized under any circumstances.
“[C]onsensual sexual conduct, irrespective of the type of sexual activity, the sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression of the people involved, or their marital status, may not be criminalized in any circumstances," according to the report. "Consensual same-sex, as well as consensual different-sex sexual relations, or consensual sexual relations with or between trans, nonbinary, and other gender-diverse people, or outside marriage—whether pre-marital or extramarital—may, therefore, never be criminalized.”
Grace Melton, Heritage Foundation expert and former Trump administration UN appointee called the report “troubling.”
"This document advocates for a lot of troubling ideas and bad policies," said Melton, according to the Washington Free Beacon. "Not only does it suggest that minors may be mature enough to consent to sexual activity, but it also asserts that 'criminal law may not in any way impair' the so-called right to abortion or to 'gender-affirming care.'"
While the report may seem shocking - and should, under normal circumstances - it won't surprise anyone who's been paying attention to the left's active efforts to groom kids, provide them with porn in school libraries, indoctrinate them with gender confusion and teach them to crossdress behind their parents' backs. This is just the next logical step.