UN condemns US abortion choice — RT World Information

SCOTUS choice ending nationwide proper to an abortion a ‘big blow’ to human rights, says UN

The US Supreme Court docket’s ruling reversing 1973’s Roe v Wade choice is not going to cease girls from searching for abortions, a spokesman for UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres mentioned on Friday following the excessive court docket’s choice. As an alternative, it might put their lives in danger.

Proscribing entry to abortion doesn’t forestall individuals from searching for abortion, it solely makes it extra lethal,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric advised reporters. “Sexual and reproductive well being and rights are the muse of a lifetime of selection, empowerment and equality for the world’s girls and ladies,” he added.

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet agreed, calling the court docket’s choice “a significant setback” and “an enormous blow to girls’s human rights and gender equality.”

The Supreme Court docket’s choice to reverse the 50-year-old ruling defending girls’s proper to abortion nationwide locations the choice within the arms of the states as a substitute. Whereas some states ready for the looming repeal by passing legal guidelines defending abortion rights, others did the alternative, adopting “set off legal guidelines” meant to formalize a ban or different restrictions on the process in case Roe was rolled again.

The UN Inhabitants Fund states that 45% of all abortions worldwide are unsafe. The company additionally says that almost half of all pregnancies worldwide are unplanned, with over 60% of these ending in abortion.

You may share this story on social media: