Denmark to UN: ‘Pregnant woman’ is transphobic term. Men can be pregnant too

Oct 14, 2017 by

by Claire Chretien, LifeSite:

Denmark recommended that the United Nations Human Rights Committee not use the term “pregnant woman” because it excludes “transgender people.” The small European country also said its interpretation of the “right to life” includes the right to abortion.

The Human Rights Committee is accepting countries’ comments on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in particular the section that addresses the “right to life.”

The use of terms in the draft is at times “too general,” Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote. “Though the right to life is fundamental, care must be taken not to connect it to all possible aspects of human rights violations. Such an approach may risk resulting in the weakening of the General Comment rather than strengthening the central aspects of the right to life.”

The UN document says it “recognizes and protects the right to life of all human beings, which it says “should not be interpreted narrowly” because it “concerns the entitlement of individuals to be free from acts and omissions intended or expected to cause their unnatural or premature death, as well as to enjoy a life with dignity.”

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