UN campaign honors abortionist for ‘courage’ in defending ‘women’s rights’
The UN's Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) has released a video honoring an abortionist for his courage in defending "women's rights."
The website for the campaign, called “Reflections of Courage: Defending Human Rights for Women,” says that each video in a series of 12 "profiles of women's human rights defenders" will focus on themes such as "poverty, education, health, violence against women, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women, human rights, media, the environment, and girls."
Right to Life of Michigan points out, however, that the video honoring abortionist Willie Parker never once uses the word abortion.
"Parker never uses the word abortion despite being an abortionist and being featured in a video talking about what he does," Right to Life of Michigan says in a blog posting titled "Reflections of Cowardice."
The pro-life group notes that euphemisms like “reproductive health care,” “reproductive rights,” and “the type of services I provide” are used instead.
"If committing abortions is such a great service to human rights, then why don’t the United Nations and Parker ever say ‘abortion’ in the video?" they ask.
Right to Life of Michigan emphasizes that, "for years, human rights have been a complete joke at the United Nations as serial human rights violators have been members of the United Nations Human Rights Council," noting that China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia are current members of the United Nations Human Rights Council despite having appalling records on human rights.
C-FAM's Rebecca Oas has called the UN human rights system a "pro-abortion echo chamber." She said that while no United Nations treaty establishes or recognizes a right to abortion, the UN "is becoming increasingly hostile to countries whose laws protect unborn children and define marriage as between a man and a woman."