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UN Committee's abortion attack renders it unfit for purpose

Even in the increasingly bizarre parallel universe of the United Nations, you would expect a Human Rights committee to understand this fundamental principle: human rights are inherent for all members of the human family, they are not bestowed by any government, and cannot be denied by any self-styled Council.

This is Human Rights 101: the basic level of understanding required before any discussion of human rights can commence. By that measure then, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) has shown itself to be unfit for purpose by attacking the rights of a section of the human family and seeking to deny the most vulnerable human beings on the planet their fundamental rights.

Their behaviour in Geneva last week was shameful. The UN is often criticised for its inability to deal with international conflicts, for being a ‘toothless tiger’, and for failing to investigate fraud and corruption and more. However in demanding that Ireland make abortion even more widely available, the UNHRC has failed in its primary mission, and its entire raison d’être is called into account.

A human rights committee which argues that some human beings can be denied a right to life is not fit for purpose. They have shown themselves to be driven by an ideology which chooses to discriminate and destroy human beings who are so helpless that they can’t even raise their eyes in their own defence. It’s always easy to attack the weak and the voiceless – but that a so-called human rights committee would choose to do so is simply reprehensible.

Worst of all, the UN committee deliberately misrepresented genuine human rights covenants to try to justify the killing of unborn children, and to argue that unborn children are ‘not fully human’.

In fact, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, used by the UNHRC members to push for abortion, never mentions abortion at all, but does say in Article 6 that: “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”

In order to sidestep this Article, the committee claimed that the unborn child was not a human being nor fully a member of the human family, a position so ignorant of basic biology or any scientific understanding that is actually laughable.

Equally astonishing but not remotely humorous is the UNHRC’s claim that Ireland’s protection of unborn children amounted to “torture” or “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,”, when they understand very well that abortion, the deliberate killing of an unborn child, is the most extreme form of torture imaginable.

What needs to be understood here is that this committee of so-called human rights experts know exactly what abortion is: they know very well that it is not medically necessary, that it kills children and hurts women, yet they still choose to try to foist it on sovereign nations who protect both mother and baby.

Lined up against the unborn child in Geneva was the usual gaggle of abortion pushers, mostly funded by US billionaires  who want to browbeat and bully Ireland into accepting abortion. Then the Irish media were on standby as usual to report and endlessly repeat the UNHRC’s demand that Ireland legalise abortion for children with disabilities or who have been conceived through rape and incest: this despite the fact that the UN is urging countries to ratify their Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In fact, no ‘right’ to abortion exists in international law, while the right to life of every person is widely accepted and established.

Of course, this latest debacle at the UN is wholly expected and the callous hypocrisy in their targeting of innocent children is what we have come to expect from the pro-abortion bureaucrats at the UN riding an endless gravy train of cushy appointments and taxpayer funded expense accounts.

Their shameful attack on Ireland has shown that the UNHRC are not fit for purpose. A real human rights body recognises the rights of every human – without exception.

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