The UN Special Rapporteur on Health Rights, Ph.D. Tlaleng Mofokeng was summoned to the United States Supreme Court. He was forced to choose between protecting a right that had been abused in the United States and undermining international human rights law and jeopardizing that right elsewhere in the world. Mofokeng offered a description of oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which contained an apparent underestimation of the country’s right to abortion (Glenza). She said that while the U. S. did not sign some UN agreements, it did ratify the Convention Against Torture, which she claimed would be violated if the state were allowed to criminalize abortion. Roe v. Wade abolished the state’s abortion laws, allowing women to end their pregnancies and the fetus to survive outside the womb. She believes that the upheaval will have disastrous effects worldwide, not just in the U. S. Roe’s disaster is feared to spark a global attack on reproductive rights, not just in the United States.
The topic of abortion has gotten a lot of attention in the community, and the consequences should be ingrained in people’s minds. Abortion is a life-threatening procedure that violates human rights, and many people feel like it should not be allowed not only in the U. S. but also in the whole world at large. In such cases of extreme vulnerability and where emergency health care is required, denying women and girls safe abortions and exposing them to humiliating and judgmental attitudes amounts to torture or ill-treatment. Most human rights activists should get involved in reproductive health and assist the government in making health-related choices. As new limitations are implemented around the country, more Americans are rethinking abortion. The questions that arise include if whether abortion is still legal in all 50 states if abortion is on the rise, and how recently enacted law affects patients. The Alabama law has not yet taken effect, and at the moment, it may also face some legal challenges. A talk on abortion is an interesting topic that the parties involved will always try to prove their opinions, whether helpful or destructive.
Even though the prevalence of abortion has decreased, the operation is still widely used. People should not choose the right that will favor our current situation but foresee the future. Abortion can lead to infertility in young women and make them vulnerable to gynecological complications. Abortion damages the cervix and raises the chance of subsequent premature birth. Abortion raises the likelihood of a subsequent preterm delivery by 25-27 percent, according to two new studies conducted, and the chance of premature birth increases by 51 percent to 62 percent following two or more abortions (Glenza). All that can be said to be the humiliation of the girl child in the society and their vulnerability. It is appreciated much in this context because as much as the girls and women in the community are concerned, special care and counseling should be undertaken to avoid unsafe abortion, which leads to the worst complications. It is not surprising because individuals, particularly leaders, push for problems that don’t directly touch them, forgetting that future generations will feel their decisions.
Glenza, Jessica “‘Catastrophic Implications’: UN Health Expert Condemns US over Threat to Abortion Rights.” The Guardian, Web.