Saturday, August 04, 2007

Apparently banning abortion is illegal

Under the most democratic of states, the UN, that is.

New York, Aug. 3, 2007 ( - Members of a UN committee have told Honduran officials that their country's law against abortion is a "crime," the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-Fam) reports.

In C-Fam's Friday Fax, Samantha Singson reports that at the latest round of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) committee meetings in New York, committee member Heisoo Shin told the Honduran delegation that it was necessary for their government to "create a momentum, a social force that stops the crime that allows a woman to die, to risk unsafe abortion and not have self-determination."

Too bad the relevant treaties underlying CEDAW make no mention of such.


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