Monday, August 17, 2009

UN Disabilities Treaty does not create abortion rights

Austin Ruse and Piero A. Tozzi

Abortion has not been smuggled into international law by hiding under the banner of "sexual and reproductive health".
Late week, United States signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – the first binding United Nations treaty to mention "sexual and reproductive health." The term has provoked concern among pro-lifers, who worry that it creates an implicit right to abortion. Let us emphatically state: It does not.

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