Malta Rejects Dunja Mijatovic Demand to Legalize Abortion
For standing up for unborn babies’ right to life, Malta is being accused of cruelty toward women.
In a report Monday, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic demanded that Malta legalize abortion on demand and curtail conscience rights for pro-life medical workers, according to the Malta Independent.
“It is time for the authorities to repeal provisions criminalizing abortion, develop comprehensive regulation of women’s access to legal and safe abortion and improve the availability of sexual and reproductive health services,” Mijatovic wrote.
She likened Malta’s protections for unborn babies to torture and claimed its pro-life laws deny women basic human rights.
Mijatovic also advocated for restricting the conscience rights of medical workers who refuse to abort unborn babies. According to the Independent, her report called for “safeguarding access to health care in the light of refusals to provide care on grounds of conscience.”
The Maltese government quickly rejected Mijatovic’s recommendations. Responding to her report, the nation’s leaders affirmed their support for sexual and reproductive health services but rejected the notion that these services include an “intrinsic right” to abort an unborn baby, according to Malta Today.
They pointed out that their pro-life laws do not put women’s lives in jeopardy. According to the report:
… in its reply to the Commissioner’s remarks, government noted that there have been no registered maternal deaths or complications following abortion over the past 10 years.
Government insisted that no person requiring treatment is ever denied treatment or turned away. “Should the mother’s life be in danger, all efforts are made to save both lives, and the double effect principle applies (such as in ectopic pregnancy).”Malta Today
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