International health org. ignoring health

International health org. ignoring health

International health org. ignoring health

Though the WHO's annual meeting is over, a spokesman for Minnesota's oldest and largest pro-life organization says the international agency is still promoting abortion worldwide.

Scott Fischbach, global outreach executive director for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Global Outreach, just returned from the meeting in Geneva and tells AFN the World Health Organization (WHO) is still up to its old tricks.

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"They are doing a number of different things trying to take other countries' sovereignty with declaring special emergencies," he reports. "They have sent out a whole abortion promotion package with new guidelines, especially they're putting it out in the African countries."

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been the WHO's director general for the last five years, was re-elected to another five-year term at the meeting. But not every country has been supportive of the direction he has taken the specialized United Nations agency. For example, Fischbach points back to guidelines developed during the pandemic.

"They were actually putting together guidelines that they wanted all of the countries to follow, saying essentially that abortion was an international human right and that all countries had to implement abortion on demand without any type of waiting period, any type of counseling, no parents being involved," the pro-lifer recalls.

Meanwhile, the WHO has no legal authority to impose its standards on any country, and there is no treaty guaranteeing abortion as an international human right. Meanwhile, experts agree that abortion has nothing to do with health, as a successful procedure kills a human being within the first nine months of his or her life.