On International Women’s Day, U.N. Top Official Calls Refusing Abortion “Torture”

Doctors Warn of Abortion’s Harm to Women

New York, NY – Following a report from Juan E. Mendez, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture, and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment, saying that refusing a woman an abortion is tantamount to the “torture” of women, a group of international women medical experts, who gave testimony before the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) on Wednesday, condemned the pro-abortion agenda of the United Nations and its pressure on countries to fall in line.

“On International Women’s Day, it is disturbing the United Nations would push such a blatant pro-abortion agenda, especially when the evidence shows that the procedure is never medically necessary to save the life of the mother in any circumstance. In fact, abortion is always an act of violence against women,” said Dr. Donna J. Harrison, President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Every time there is an abortion, somebody dies. The U.N. agenda is clear: it is pushing abortion-on-demand that we know hurts women. Women’s health is best protected in a culture a life. They must be countered.”

Experts who participated in the International Symposium on Maternal Healthcare presented their research to United Nations delegations this week, including evidence that countries where abortion is illegal or severely restricted enjoy the lowest maternal mortality rates.

They point to Ireland as a prime example.  It is consistently considered by the UN and WHO as one of the safest places in the world for pregnant mothers, without recourse to abortion.

Scientifically documented research was presented Wednesday, which proves that abortion advocates promote risky chemical abortions in developing countries, which contributes to maternal mortality.

“Policies that ensure women will have access to all the information that they need to protect their health and their baby’s health during pregnancy are the most effective way to reduce maternal mortality,” said Dr. Harrison


For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.


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