UN Human Rights Official Slams Alabama and Georgia, Says Laws Banning Abortions are “Torture”

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 4, 2019   |   11:52AM   |   Washington, DC

A United Nations Human Rights official slammed American laws that protect unborn babies from abortions as “torture” in a new interview with the Guardian.

Kate Gilmore, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights, claimed that new pro-life laws in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky and other states amount to “gender-based violence” because they restrict abortions.

“It’s clear it’s torture – it’s a deprivation of a right to health,” Gilmore said. “This is a crisis. It’s a crisis directed at women.”

She said the United Nations focuses on nine core human rights issues, and her committee believes that “the absolute prohibition of abortion … is against human rights.”

“We have not called it out in the same way we have other forms of extremist hate, but this is gender-based violence against women, no question,” Gilmore continued, according to the Independent.

Gilmore criticized conservative, Christian organizations for being the key leaders behind the push to end abortions across the world. And she resorted to the old claim that their motives are based on beliefs, not facts.

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“It’s an assault on truth, science and universal values and norms,” she said. “You’re entitled to your own opinion, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”

She claimed her concern is for women’s safety, and outlawing abortions hurts women by pushing them to dangerous back alley and do-it-yourself abortions.

But abortion activists like herself are the ones who are really denying science. Gilmore said she advocates for human rights, but she is actively working to destroy the human rights of some of the most vulnerable members of society today – babies in the womb.

The science is clear that a unique, living human being comes into existence at conception, and the purpose of an abortion is to destroy that life. Babies in the womb deserve human rights, just as their mothers and fathers do, but abortion destroys their chance of ever exercising them.

World leaders like Gilmore are working aggressively to keep it so that some human beings have the right to dominate and kill others — those who are weak, vulnerable and unable to defend themselves.