By Bob Unruh
The United Nations, for the second time in months, is being criticized for trying to redefine the “right to life” to include a right to abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Global bureaucrats say they want to alter Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right, which currently states: “Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.”
The issue is being raised by the American Center for Law and Justice, whose European affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice, or ECLJ, a group recognized by the U.N., argued in an official comment that the covenant’s words “seem clear.”
“Every human has the right to life, protected by law. Yet right now the U.N., the Human Rights Committee is drafting general comments on Article 6, and in what seems like a glaring contradiction, using it to justify abortion, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.”
ECLJ submitted the official comment to the U.S. Human Rights Council “expressing our concerns,” including that the language “would seem to justify, if not encourage terminating babies with disabilities simply for being considered embarrassments.”
The comment stated: “The draft on general comment denies any protection to human life before birth and urges the 168 state parties to the covenant to legalize abortion on demand. The text gives no real condition or time limit to the ‘right’ to access to abortion which should be available as soon as carrying the pregnancy ‘would cause the woman substantial pain or suffering,’ whether ‘physical or mental.’ Moreover, the draft condemns, without defining them, the requirements that states impose to legally access Click to see the original article