Newspeak runs wild: Abortion declared ‘heart of the issue of the right to life’

Bob Unruh – November 11, 2017

Merriam-Webster defines “newspeak” as “propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution and the inversion of customary meanings.”

It’s a subject with which Olivier de Frouville, a French member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee must be familiar, as he recently proclaimed that legalizing abortion worldwide “is at the heart of the issue of the right to life.”

His statement was part of an abortion-promoting agenda that surfaced at the committee, which is tasked with monitoring the global implementation of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The covenant includes a statement affirming the right to life, but WND reported last month the commission was proposing to revise Article 6, making it read, “States must provide safe access to abortion.

At the time, the European Center for Law and Justice, which has special consultative status before the U.N., submitted a statement in opposition, charging the proposal is an “attempt to create a universal right to abortion.”