Denmark to UN: ‘Pregnant woman’ is transphobic term. Men can be pregnant too
October 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Denmark recommended that the United Nations Human Rights Committee not use the term “pregnant woman” because it excludes “transgender people.” The small European country also said its interpretation of the “right to life” includes the right to abortion.
The Human Rights Committee is accepting countries’ comments on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in particular the section that addresses the “right to life.”
The use of terms in the draft is at times “too general,” Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote. “Though the right to life is fundamental, care must be taken not to connect it to all possible aspects of human rights violations. Such an approach may risk resulting in the weakening of the General Comment rather than strengthening the central aspects of the right to life.”
The UN document says it “recognizes and protects the right to life of all human beings, which it says “should not be interpreted narrowly” because it “concerns the entitlement of individuals to be free from acts and omissions intended or expected to cause their unnatural or premature death, as well as to enjoy a life with dignity.”
“Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or her other rights under the Covenant,” meaning her right to a “safe” abortion, especially if her baby is disabled, the document says.
This doesn’t go far enough for Denmark because “in using the term ‘pregnant woman’ the Committee may inadvertently be restricting the application of this paragraph to exclude transgender people who have given birth.”
Denying the humanity of a human in the womb is denying biology. Claiming that men can give birth is denying biology. It seems Denmark refuses to accept basic truths of nature – that we are human from the moment we begin to exist, and that only half the population is equipped with the reproductive organs to gestate a baby for nine months.
What an upside-down world we live in, when the “right to life” means the right to kill another human being, and men can apparently be “pregnant” too.