January 23, 2021

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US Rejects UN Rights Panel Upholding Entry To Abortions Throughout Pandemic


US Rejects UN Rights Panel Upholding Access To Abortions During Pandemic

The US assertion cited allegations of pressured abortions in China’s western area of Xinjiang


The US on Wednesday hit again at a UN girls’s rights panel that mentioned some US states restricted entry to abortions through the COVID-19 pandemic, rejecting its interference and the notion of “an assumed proper to abortion”.

“The US is disenchanted by and categorically rejects this clear try to make the most of the COVID-19 pandemic to claim the existence of such a proper,” the US mission in Geneva mentioned in a launch posted on Twitter.

“It is a perversion of the human rights system and the founding ideas of the United Nations,” it mentioned, citing an Aug. 11 letter it despatched to the UN specialists responding to the “spurious allegations”.

The UN working group on discrimination in opposition to girls and ladies mentioned on Could 27 that some US states “seem like “manipulating the COVID-19 disaster to curb entry to important abortion care”.

The panel of 5 impartial UN specialists mentioned that states together with Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee had issued COVID-19 emergency orders suspending procedures not deemed instantly medically obligatory to limit entry to abortion.

“This case can also be the newest instance illustrating a sample of restrictions and retrogressions in entry to authorized abortion care throughout the nation,” Elizabeth Broderick, panel vice-chair, mentioned on the time.

The US assertion cited allegations of pressured abortions and sterilisations in China’s western area of Xinjiang and urged the panel to concentrate on “precise human rights abuses”.

An absence of touch upon such points was “one of many causes that the US and others more and more see the UN’s human rights system as completely damaged”.

US President Donald Trump, searching for re-election in November, works carefully with evangelical Christians and places their causes of limiting abortion and preserving gun possession on the prime of his coverage agenda.

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