UN Claims Pro-Life Laws Protecting Unborn Babies are “Violence Against Women”

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 5, 2018   |   4:16PM   |   New York, NY

Flipping the abortion issue on its head, a United Nations committee claimed pro-life laws in Northern Ireland are “violence against women.”

A few places in Europe still protect unborn babies’ rights. Those that do, including Ireland, Northern Ireland, Malta and Poland, are facing intense pressure from abortion activists to change their laws.

The UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women is one of the groups pushing Northern Ireland to legalize abortion on demand.

The Christian Post reports the committee slammed Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws in a report in February.

According to the Post:

The U.N. report, published on Feb. 23, says that by allowing Northern Ireland to have its own abortion restrictions, the U.K. has committed “grave and systematic violations of rights” for women and girls.

CEDAW Vice-Chair Ruth Halperin-Kaddari argued that thousands of women from the territory are forced to travel to other parts of the U.K. in order to seek an abortion, which she said is “cruel, inhuman or degrading.”

“Denial of abortion and criminalization of abortion amounts to discrimination against women because it is a denial of a service that only women need. And it puts women in horrific situations,” she added, according to The Guardian.

The report further alleged that the “discrimination” going on in Northern Ireland against women amounts to “unjustifiable State-sanctioned violence.”

Other so-called human rights groups also have attacked countries for their pro-life laws. A few years ago, international abortion supporters accused Malta of “torture” because the country protects unborn babies’ lives. The accusation came from the International Commission of Jurists, a human rights organization, in a report to the Human Rights Council. The organization accused Malta of unnecessarily endangering women’s lives by prohibiting abortions.

But in 2017, a UK high court disagreed that abortion is an international human right. It ruled that Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws are not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Roger Kiska, of the Christian Legal Center, said the UN committee is pushing a pro-abortion agenda under the guise of civil service.

“It is a sad day when self-important civil servants try to undermine the laws of a sovereign nation with the sole aim of advancing the culture of death,” Kiska said.

An abortion destroys the life of a unique, living human being in the womb and sometimes psychologically or physically damages his/her mother. Abortion procedures are barbaric and inhumane. Some methods involve dismembering a nearly fully-formed unborn baby while their heart still is beating.

Pro-life advocates estimate 100,000 unborn babies have been saved from abortion as a result of Northern Ireland’s pro-life laws.