At a recent meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, six national delegations urged Ireland to legalise abortion. Norway, the UK, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain, and the Netherlands all urged Ireland to make changes to its abortion laws. The Irish government has rejected all six demands, but the episode is a classic example of how pro-abortion governments attempt to bully (usually small or impoverished) pro-life nations into changing their laws. It also illustrates the efforts being made to reinterpret international conventions on human rights to create a "right" to abortion. Norway, for example, cited the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), as if that document required legalised abortion. In fact, it does not refer to abortion at all.
Please sign the petition below to protest this bullying behaviour.
I wish to protest in the strongest possible terms your country's recent attempt at the UN Human Rights Council to bully Ireland into changing its law on abortion. There is no "right" to abortion recognised in any international convention on human rights and any attempt to recognise such a right would be absurd, as it would trample on the most basic human right of all, the right to life.
Ireland is a sovereign state that sees fit to protect all human life. As a result it is the safest place in the world to be born or to give birth. For this it should not be browbeaten by nations with a less enlightened understanding of human rights.