Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UN pressuring Ireland to allow abortion

The UN committee against torture has accused Ireland of not conforming with the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment and Punishment in its most recent report, at the closing of its 46th session. The Irish constitution protects equally the life of the unborn and the lives of mothers, but the UN is pressuring Ireland to offer abortion services in the country. Currently women seeking abortions typically travel to the UK to take advantage of their liberal abortion laws. LifeNews.com reports on the UN committee's stance against Ireland here.

An excerpt:
"The recommendations issued by the treaty body seek the establishment of guidelines specifying the circumstances when women can procure abortion and the establishment of  “services” for abortions. The Committee states that Ireland must establish “adequate services for carrying out abortions in the State party, so that its law and practice is in conformity with the Convention,” despite the fact that the Convention against Torture does not reference or mention abortion. The argument by the Committee that access to abortion is necessary to “conform” to the treaty is an example of the pro-abortion strategy to create a “right to abortion” by stating falsehoods about international law and treaties over and over again until they begin to be treated as truth."

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