UN Human Rights Experts: Texas Abortion Ban a Violation of International Law

Source: Common Dreams

“United Nations experts tasked with monitoring human rights abuses across the globe are condemning Texas’ near-total abortion ban as a clear violation of international law, characterizing the state’s newly imposed restrictions as ‘profoundly discriminatory’ and dangerous. Melissa Upreti, a human rights lawyer and the chair of the U.N.’s working group on discrimination against women and girls, told The Guardian on Tuesday that the Texas ban ‘violates a number of rights guaranteed under international law’ and represents ‘structural sex and gender-based discrimination at its worst.'” [editor’s note: And if someone mounts a valid challenge to it, now that its enforcement is the issue, it might go down hard, even before SCOTUS has to rule on it – SAT] (09/07/21)