Kenneth Roth, the head of a so-called “human rights” organization known as Human Rights Watch, recently came out to claim that unborn babies have no human rights because they aren’t human like adult women who have the “human right” to get abortions if they so choose.
Speaking to the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, Roth declared that abortion is a “fundamental right” for “anyone who wants or needs it,” adding that unborn babies are only human in a “philosophical” sense. In other words, enshrining human rights for unborn human babies is a non-starter with no place in official government policy.
Roth openly criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for even creating the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, which seeks to include unborn human life under the banner of all human rights – seeing as how unborn babies are, in fact, human beings. Amazon.com Gift Card i... Buy New $10.00 (as of 08:25 EST - Details)
Even though abortion isn’t even mentioned in any of the United Nations’ human rights treaties, Roth insists that legalized abortion is a universal human right that protects “millions” of women from having to seek out other methods of murdering their unborn babies.
“Authoritative interpretations,” in Roth’s view, underlie the U.N.’s acceptance of abortion as a human right, even though abortion is nowhere mentioned in its human rights proclamations or treaties. He also contends that the U.N.’s Humans Rights Committee is “not that different” from the U.S. Supreme Court, adding that it’s a “final arbiter” of the rights enumerated in the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, to which the U.S. is a member.