Monday, June 19, 2017

EDITORIAL: UN Rapporteur Says Death from Botched Abortion is Extrajudicial Killing

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
Center for Family and Human Rights

NEW YORK, June 16 (C-Fam) The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, announced her view that any death from a botched abortion amounts to an extrajudicial killing if it occurs in a country that protects children in the womb.

“Where the death of a woman can be linked to a deliberate denial of access to life saving care because of an absolute ban on abortion. This would amount to a gender based arbitrary killing only suffered by women,” she told the forty-seven members of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week.

Lamentably, not a single nation took exception to the latest gambit of the UN bureaucracy to use its power to create a global right to abortion on demand.

Yet nations rich and poor have many reasons to object, regardless of their laws on abortion.

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