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Official from same UN that allows Iran on women’s rights council: Vatican’s anti-abortion canon ‘psychological torture’ of women

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By Doug Powers  •  May 13, 2014 04:17 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

The United Nations is such a joke that their meetings should be held at The Improv.

From Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner:

The United Nations is stepping up its attack on the Catholic Church’s historic opposition to abortion, suggesting at a meeting Monday in Geneva that it amounts to “psychological torture” of women and should be repealed, a move Vatican officials refuse to consider.

A member of the United Nation Committee Against Torture also charged that the church’s anti-abortion stance has led women to seek out dangerous abortions, according to a pro-church representative at the Geneva hearing Monday.

“They are almost blaming the Catholic Church for unsafe abortions,” said Ashley E. McGuire of the group Catholic Voices USA in a telephone call from Geneva. “The church doesn’t believe there is anything as a safe abortion,” she added.

Among the questions about the Vatican’s anti-abortion position raised by the torture committee Monday was how it impacts the minds of women. One U.N. questioner said the “restrictions amount to psychological torture” of women, according to McGuire. “That’s crazy,” she added.

Read it all here. LifeSiteNews also covered the story.

Keep in mind that’s coming from an official at the same U.N. that has Iran sitting on its women’s rights committee.

What did the U.N. Committee Against Torture have to say about Kermit Gosnell and others like him?

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