Several United Nations Human Rights ‘experts’ harshly condemned the Texas government this week for protecting the human rights of babies in the womb through its new heartbeat law. They argue that unborn babies should not be considered human beings and that the law runs counter to the gender policies promoted by the organization.
The landmark pro-life legislation recently implemented in Texas provoked happiness and criticism from both sides of the divide. Several members of the United Nations (UN), an organization that has been defending the organized killing of babies for a long time, expressed their opposition to the new legislation.
Commenting on the situation in Texas, Melissa Upreti, a human rights lawyer and chair of the UN working group on discrimination against women and girls, told The Guardian :
“This new law will make abortion unsafe and deadly, and create a whole new set of risks for women and girls. It is profoundly discriminatory and violates a number of rights guaranteed under international law.”
Upreti warned that the legislation, which bans abortions around six weeks, could force abortion providers underground and drive women to seek unsafe procedures that could prove fatal.
As is generally the case with abortion advocates, in their arguments they forget, or rather choose not to mention, the possibility that instead of investing in policies to promote and facilitate access to abortion, they could invest in actions aimed at avoiding the situation of abortion by accompanying women who need it most in the pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum process.
Reem Alsalem, UN special rapporteur on violence against women, in charge of advising and informing the Human Rights Council and its member states on the issue, was also decisive in her criticism of the legislation and condemned the five Supreme Court justices who ignored an emergency request by leftist groups that tried to cancel the initiative.
“Through this decision the supreme court of the United States has chosen to trample on the protection of women’s reproductive rights, thereby exposing them and abortion service providers to more violence,” Alsalem told the Guardian.
Evidently,, UN human rights leaders and leftists who defend the abortion industry consider the killing of babies to be a human right, and therefore restricting it is tantamount to promoting discrimination.
The pro-abortion stance of UN authorities has brought several conflicts and claims during the last years.
On October 22, 2021, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, representing the United States, led a coalition of 32 countries that signed the Geneva Consensus Statement to call on the UN to stop promoting abortion as a ‘right,’ Breitbart reported at the time.
The hard-hitting statement sought to reject the alleged ‘rights’ of women promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which include abortion as a method of ‘family planning’ and at the same time reaffirms the sovereignty of each country to determine its decisions without interference from international organizations.
The statement “emphasizes that in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning and that abortion-related measures or changes in the health care system can only be determined at the national or local level in accordance with the national legislative process.”
The document emphasizes that women’s rights lie in their integral care as human beings and as a key part of the family unit, not as an isolated element.
The declaration emphasizes the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, promoting that every human being has the inherent right to life, including unborn babies while stressing the importance of governments’ commitment to allow women to go through pregnancy and childbirth safely and to offer couples the best chance of having a healthy child.
The court battle over the Texas law is not over. It remains uncertain whether it will remain in effect or ultimately stand as constitutional in court. Still, pro-life leaders are hopeful now that the Supreme Court has a conservative majority.