The United States has rejected an accusation over abortion from a UN panel.
According to The Hill:
The U.S. government on Wednesday denied a United Nations panel’s accusation that states have restricted abortion access during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rejected the notion that there is an assumed “right to abortion.”
“The United States is disappointed by and categorically rejects this transparent attempt to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to assert the existence of such a right,” the U.S. mission in Geneva said in a letter to the U.N. Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls.
The mission was responding to a letter the working group sent in May regarding alleged undue “restrictions taken in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic impeding access to abortion services” in the United States.
The U.S. called the panel’s letter “bizarre and inexplicable,” and said the accusations were “a perversion of the human rights system and the founding principles of the United Nations.”
President Trump has even scolded the UN, in a speech where he said that the body has no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.