PETITION ON THE RIGHT TO LIFE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

No UN treaty, under any circumstance, can be interpreted to include a right to abortion and UN entities who claim otherwise act beyond their mandate. Even so, the UN bureaucracy and UN treaty bodies routinely claim women have a right to abort their unborn children.

The latest effort comes from the Human Rights Committee, one of the oldest and better known of the UN treaty bodies. The committee is drafting a legal commentary on Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on the Right to Life, one of the foundational human rights instruments, that categorically excludes children in the womb and denies their membership in the human family.

The attached petition will be presented to the Committee prior to their final decision in October.

 

We the undersigned concerned citizens,

Affirm that children in the womb are human beings and members of the human family entitled to the right to life by virtue of their inherent dignity and worth,

Condemn attempts by UN bodies to exclude children in the womb from the right to life and to impose an international right to abortion on sovereign states,

Urge the UN Human Rights Committee to recognize that children in the womb are not excluded from Article 6 of the international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and to apply a judicious reading to the Covenant without bias or prejudice,

Call upon Member States of the UN, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to oppose the attempt of the Human Rights Committee to exclude children in the womb from the right to life and to ensure their voices are heard clearly and loudly against any overreach by the Human Rights Committee before the next session of the Committee in October 2017.

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