Skip to comments.UN Human Rights Commissioner seeks to criminalise abortion opposition
Posted on 10/09/2012 6:04:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The recently re-appointed UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, has issued a document calling for governments to criminalise organised opposition to abortion by non-governmental groups such as pro-life lobbyists or even family members. The UN Human Rights Council published its technical guidance to address maternal mortality and morbidity in July, to assist policymakers in improving womens health and rights.
The document starts from the abortion industrys assertion that the best way to reduce maternal mortality is to introduce legalised abortion and reduce legal and other restrictions on abortion. Under the rights-based approach to womens health care, the document says, states are obliged to use maximum available resources to protect against interference with sexual and reproductive health rights by third parties by enforcing appropriate laws, policies, regulations and guidelines.
There is a strong presumption against any retrogressive measures in relation to sexual and reproductive health, the document continues.
States are responsible for exercising due diligence, or acting with a certain standard of care, to ensure that non-governmental actors, including private service providers, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and manufacturers of health-related goods and equipment, as well as community and family members, comply with certain standards.
Laws and policies that impede access to sexual and reproductive health services must be changed, Pillay said. These include laws criminalizing certain services only needed by women, laws and policies allowing conscientious objection of a provider to hinder womens access to a full range of services, and laws imposing third-party authorization for access to services by women and girls. This list, if the advice were to be taken by the British government, would automatically erase nearly all the remaining legal restrictions on abortion such as the need for two doctors to sign a consent form.
In other words said Pat Buckley, Human Rights Council lobbyist for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, Ms. Pillay is seeking to make effective opposition to abortion provision unlawful on the part of parents; and to criminalize health professionals, administrators and NGOs (like SPUC) who seek to oppose abortion provision - including abortion provision to children under the age of consent.
Moreover, the document says that states may be held responsible for private acts if they fail to act with due diligence to prevent, investigate and punish violations of rights.
The document divides the world into rights holders and duty bearers and asserts that it is among the obligations of duty bearers to remove all legal and practical barriers to sexual and reproductive health services including abortion, abortifacient drugs and artificial contraceptives, which are defined as fundamental rights.
Maternal mortality and morbidity is a product of discrimination against women, and denial of their human rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, it says.
Buckley warned that the guidance has little to do with reducing maternal mortality. The main thrust of the document, instead of focusing on issues central to the reduction of maternal mortality, he said, contains a thinly disguised pro-abortion agenda. It includes outright attacks on parental rights freedom of conscience and freedom of speech.
The document also calls on governments to establish Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in schools and for a budget to be available for dealing with teenage pregnancies through the education system in addition to budgets in the health system.
Human Rights Commissioner wanting to kill babies ... there has to be an oxymoron in there somewhere.
Kidk the United Nations out of the United States of America - and get the USA out of the UN!
F**k you, UN! Seriously.
I’m sure it and the remainder of the Islamist nations will be given an exemption.
UN proposes fascism. What’s new?
This is an absolute lie. Ireland has the lowest maternal and neonatal mortality rate in Europe, and it's BECAUSE hazardous procedures like abortion are considered neither legal nor professionally ethical in Ireland.
But one expects lying and murder to go together.
So criminalize it you bunch of impotent b@sturds!
And when I speak out against abortion...come and get me!
I DARE YOU.
Let me see if I got this right. Its a human right to kill a baby and its against human rights to want to save the baby....
Abortion is the holy sacrament of the left... it is their blood sacrifice to their god.....
This should go over big in the Muslim world. But Muslims will get waivers while Catholics will not.
We’re in bizarro world. The practice of homosexuality and the murder of children are “human rights,” but protection of the unborn baby is a denial of “human rights.” How inhuman.
The UN can bring it on.
I double dog dare them.
Indeed. It’s like a “right to enslave”.
I’ve stated in the past the U.N. has to be done away with as they are the major tool of the Left towards the goal of a New World Order. This Human Rights Commissioner seeking to criminalize abortion opposition is in line with that thinking.
The Left wants to reduce the Human population on this planet by Billions of people. Abortion is their focus NOW. Curious, and concerned about what the future will bring.
The U.N. must be eliminated. The tool of the Left smashed, destroyed.
Goes right along with that "reproductive health" statement - when the goal is a 50% survival rate... at best.
"...and denial of their human rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights," it says.
You see, "reproductive health rights" is a euphemism for practices which themselves deny human rights.
US out of UN.
UN out of US.
MB out of US
MB out of ME.
I added those last two :)
[ The Left wants to reduce the Human population on this planet by Billions of people. Abortion is their focus NOW. Curious, and concerned about what the future will bring.
The U.N. must be eliminated. The tool of the Left smashed, destroyed. ]
That is because Communism is a “self eating” idealology and as such the only way it can survive is for it to wholeheartedly adopt a Malthusian idealology and worldview. They never build they just consume, so they must eliminate the other users of resources so they are are left as the sole consumers and never producers...
They are like locusts upon the world.
The entire UN is a temple to Moloch.