Last week, the UN Human Rights Council approved the appointment of an abortionist as Special Rapporteur on the right to health. The unpaid position is honorary; however, it is influential.
South African abortionist Tlaleng Mofokeng will serve six years as Special Rapporteur “on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.” The position is part of the “Special Procedures” of the Human Rights Council. While Mofokeng will not be an employee of the UN, she will examine and then report on situations regarding the right to health care in different nations. And as an abortionist, she of course believes that abortion is a human health care right.
“I have been an abortion provider for as long as I have been a qualified doctor,” she wrote in an article for The Guardian, in which she lamented limited abortion access in South Africa and criticized the Trump administration for cutting funding to international organizations that promote or commit abortions.
In the past, Mofokeng has served as Vice Chairperson of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition of South Africa which advocates for free abortion in public hospitals. She has been recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a family planning leader. The Gates Foundation is well-known for its work promoting birth control and abortion among women of African nations and other countries with strong pro-life ethics, including financially supporting organizations which send abortion kits to developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic instead of ventilators they asked for.
While Mofokeng may very well be promoting abortion because she herself makes money off of it, Obianuju Ekeocha, Founder and President of Culture of Life Africa, has called the efforts of Western countries to promote abortions in African nations “a form of ideological colonization.”
“Most of the African communities actually believe by their traditions and their cultural standards that abortion is a direct attack on human life,” Ekeocha told the UN in 2016. She added that forcing abortion on women in Africa is the same as telling them that “what her parents, her grandparents, her ancestors taught her is actually wrong. You’re going to have to tell her that they have always been wrong, and that, madame, is colonization.”
In April 2019, Mofokeng wrote an op-ed for Teen Vogue called “Why Sex Work Is Real Work” in which she told teenage girls that prostitution should be legalized. One of the reasons she gave is that she believes sex work is consensual and that it is “affirmed by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.”
“I am a doctor, an expert in sexual health, but when you think about it, aren’t I a sex worker? And in some ways, aren’t we all?” she nonsensically claimed. Then she went on to say that being paid as a doctor who treats “sex-related problems” is the equivalent of being a sex worker.
It was extremely irresponsible for Mofokeng to attempt to convince teenage girls that being a sex worker is the same as being a doctor when the business of sex-trafficking girls of the same age is a growing problem around the world. Sex-trafficking and prostitution are closely connected to abortion and therefore, so-called “sex workers” could be her abortion patients as well.
This kind of attitude toward sex work including, in essence, winking at the victimization of women and girls, is common in the abortion industry, including the nation’s largest abortion corporation, Planned Parenthood:
Now Mofokeng will help influence the UN on human health care rights — which she believes include a “right” to abortion.
As Special Rapporteur, Mofokeng follows in the footsteps of Anand Grover of India, who held the position a decade ago. According to C-Fam, Grover was one of the first experts at the UN to push the idea that “legal and safe abortion” is a normal and necessary part of the right to health.
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