U.N. Reinterpreting Treaties to Impose Abortion

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By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow.com, November 3, 2017

The United Nations is trying to establish abortion as a human right worldwide.

Two U.N. committees, one of which monitors compliance, are trying to deny the human right of the preborn child and skirt existing treaties to advance their pro-abortion view.

Dr. Susan Yoshihara, senior vice president for the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM), tells OneNewsNow that through its reinterpretation of these treaties, the United Nations is, in effect, saying that giving a woman an abortion is a human right, while leaving the preborn baby totally out of the scenario.

“The first treaty [being reinterpreted] was negotiated in 1966 – that’s the civil and political covenant that we’re talking about,” said Yoshihara. “And the U.N. Human Rights Committee has taken a bold and brash step [that’s] legally unfounded to say that abortion is a human right.”

Yoshihara also explains that these U.N. committees want to reinterpret older treaties and then try to enforce them on countries worldwide, including nations that first signed the treaties without originally interpreting them as declaring abortion a human right. She also believes the U.N. would even attempt to enforce these reinterpretations on countries where abortion is illegal or severely limited.


“C-FAM has taken issue with this reinterpretation,” states Yoshihara. “These states are sovereign states, and they have the right to make their own laws, according to the values and traditions of their own people.”

She thinks these U.N. committees are out of control and need to be told to get back to their mandate. And that mandate, according to Yoshihara, is to monitor compliance of member countries based on the true treaty language – not to take an activist role, issuing opinions based on their own thinking.