IF US Supreme Court Overturns Roe, The US Is IN Violation of International Charter on Human Rights
In 2018, the United Nations Human Rights council clarified that the obligation of the International Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to access to abortion services. In fact even further guidance suggests that not doing so is a violation of various treaties that have been signed internationally that are legally binding. Treaties regarding women's rights and equality all explicitly and inherently include this fundamental right in the very nature of their existence and all signatories (of which the United States is one on many of such international treaties) are legally bound to this obligation.
Further guidance released by the United Nations states "Human rights bodies have provided clear guidance on the need to decriminalize abortion. Ensuring access to these services in accordance with human rights standards is part of State obligations to eliminate discrimination against women and to ensure women’s right to health as well as other fundamental human rights."
In addition, General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the
right to life states in section 8 that "Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary
terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant. Thus, restrictions on the
ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not, inter alia, jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against
them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at
risk, and where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or
incest or is not viable.  In addition, States parties may not regulate pregnancy or abortion in all other cases in a manner that runs contrary to their duty to ensure that women and girls
do not have to undertake unsafe abortions, and they should revise their abortion laws accordingly.  For example, they should not take measures such as criminalizing pregnancies by unmarried women or apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion  or against medical service providers assisting them in doing so, since taking such measures compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. States parties should not introduce new barriers and should remove existing barriers  that deny effective access by women and girls to safe and legal abortion , including barriers caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical
providers.  States parties should also effectively protect the lives of women and girls against the mental and physical health risks associated with unsafe abortions. In particular,
they should ensure access for women and men, and, especially, girls and boys,  to quality and evidence-based information and education about sexual and reproductive health  and to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods,  and prevent the stigmatization of women and girls seeking abortion. States parties should ensure the
availability of, and effective access to, quality prenatal and post-abortion health care for women and girls,  in all circumstances, and on a confidential basis. "
Unrestricted access to abortion is a human right and the moment the court finalizes this, they become internationally illegitimate criminals.
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