Abortion advocacy groups are trying to redefine “human” to exclude unborn babies.
Scientifically, it is clear that a unique, living human being comes into existence at conception. But abortion advocacy groups masquerading as human rights advocates deny the science and claim that killing an unborn babies in an abortion is a basic human right.
On Tuesday, the pro-abortion group Human Rights Watch issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of State to affirm abortion as a “right for all.”
The group warned of “the potentially dire consequences when governments do not give full backing to the human rights … of women and girls.”
Of particular concern to the pro-abortion group is pro-life Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his questioning of certain so-called “human rights” that “we all know as Christian believers aren’t part of the inherent dignity of a human being became rights…”
Pompeo established the Commission on Unalienable Rights under the Department of State in 2019 to provide advice about the promotion of human rights in U.S. foreign policy.
Human Rights Watch is worried that the commission will recognize that unborn babies are human beings who deserve human rights, too.
It urged the commission to promote abortion on demand in countries across the world, writing:
The human right to health includes access to reproductive health care, such as contraception, and other comprehensive health services. In particular, because denial of access to safe, legal abortion puts the health and lives of women and girls at risk, international standards call for countries to ensure that regulation of abortion does not lead women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. Governments should at a minimum decriminalize abortion and ensure that abortion is safe, legal, and accessible when the pregnancy threatens life or health or would cause substantial pain or suffering.
Andrea Prasow, Washington director at Human Rights Watch, said the commission needs to make it clear “that human rights apply to everyone, equally.” She urged the State Department to reject any recommendations that do not include abortion as a basic human right.
“To maintain any credibility on human rights, the commission should recognize the necessity of upholding all rights equally, without giving some rights less value than others,” Prasow said. “If the report does not reflect that basic premise, the State Department should reject it outright.”
But to claim that, her organization must reject basic science.
For decades, biology textbooks, medical experts and others have confirmed that human life begins at conception. When the egg and sperm join, a unique, living human being with his/her own DNA is formed. Last year, a survey asked more than 5,500 biologists when human life begins and 96% of them agreed that human life begins at conception.
Abortionists themselves sometimes admit that they are killing human beings. Abortionists Willie Parker, Curtis Boyd and Leroy Carhart all have admitted publicly to journalists and on debate stages that abortions kill human beings.
Human Rights Watch is correct that governments should work to protect human rights for all. But it could not be more wrong about abortions. Abortions do not save lives or protect them. They destroy unborn babies’ lives and basic human rights, and they often hurt mothers, too.