UN council attacks Poland for its strong pro-life record

May 12, 2017 by

by Lisa Bourne, LifeSite:

A United Nations organization assailed Poland this week for its pro-life laws.

Several western nations told the mostly Roman Catholic and predominantly pro-life country to give women the right to safe and legal abortions, according to news coverage of the meeting.

Poland’s representatives also heard criticism from numerous western countries about new laws thought to be limiting independence of the judiciary and public media, as well as a reported increasingly xenophobic atmosphere leading to crimes against foreigners.

The debate took place Tuesday in Geneva during a session of the Human Rights Council.

The Council is an intergovernmental body within the UN composed of 47 member nation states elected by the UN General Assembly to be responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council periodically reviews all UN members.

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