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Abortion “a radical act of self-love” says UN Special Rapporteur

A Special Rapporteur for the United Nation’s Human Rights Council has described abortion as “a radical act of self-love”.

Last year, the Special Rapporteur, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng from South Africa, released a statement in relation to President Trump’s ‘gag rule’ that prevented American taxpayers’ money from being used to fund abortion overseas.

Special Rapporteurs function as advocates of the Human Rights Council to advise, examine, monitor and report on the human rights situation in specific countries. Dr Mofokeng, who has herself performed abortions, uses her platform to promote abortion internationally.

During the campaign against Trump’s restrictions on funding for overseas abortion, Dr Mofokeng said in a Tweet: “I fight for her because I know first hand of the negative impact of the global gag rule. Access to comprehensive and timeius [sic] abortion care is a human right and global health funding as well as foreign aid, should be unconditional and not hampering access and the realisation of these rights”.

She went on to say that “Abortion saves lives”, and described abortion as “a radical act of self-love”.

Dr Mofokeng sits on the board of at least eight organisations in Africa that promote abortion and received awards from both the Gates Foundation and International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Right To Life UK spokesperson, Catherine Robinson, said: “Long gone is the old mantra that abortion should be ‘safe, legal and rare’. Whilst this was never accepted by pro-lifers who recognise that every life, born and unborn, mother and child, matters, Mofokeng’s statement shows how abortion activists are abandoning this position in favour of ever more extreme views about abortion”.

“When Mofokeng says that ‘abortion is a radical act of self-love’, she seems to be admitting more than she means to. By recognising abortion as ‘radical’ she is admitting it is a big deal, and it would be interesting to know why she considers it radical or why it is a big deal. Of course, it is a big deal because it involves ending the life of an innocent unborn boy or girl. But if she were to admit that, presumably abortion would never be justified”.

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Thanks to the support from people like you, in July, a major attempt to hijack the UK Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - to introduce abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth - failed, in a major pro-life victory.

Unfortunately, this is not the end for our opposition.

We are currently facing major threats on four separate fronts:

  1. The abortion lobby is expected to make another attempt to change abortion law to allow abortion on demand, for any reason, up to birth. A similar law was introduced to New Zealand last year and recently released data shows that the country saw a 43% increase in late-term abortions in 2020.
  2. The assisted suicide lobby has brought forward a bill to legalise assisted suicide, which will be receiving a Second Reading in the House of Lords on 22 October.
  3. The Northern Ireland Secretary has given himself new powers to force expanded abortion services on Northern Ireland and abortion campaigners are also running a large campaign to try and introduce ‘DIY’ home abortions to Northern Ireland.
  4. The abortion lobby is further exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to make dangerous ‘DIY’ home abortions available permanently.

If these major threats from our opposition are successful, it would be a disaster. Thousands of lives would be lost. 

Fighting both the abortion and assisted suicide lobbies over this period has already made a huge dent in Right To Life UK's limited resources.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to please give as generously as you can. Every donation, no matter how small, will make a significant difference.

By stopping these threats, YOU can save lives over this coming period.

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