L’ONU considera una tortura negare un aborto

Nel febbraio 2013 il Consiglio per i Diritti Umani dell’ONU ha presentato un rapporto sulle torture e trattamenti crudeli, dove in sostanza definisce la negazione dell’aborto a una donna come una tortura, qui trovate degli estratti del rapporto.

50. The Committee against Torture has repeatedly expressed concerns about restrictions on access to abortion and about absolute bans on abortion as violating the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment.49 On numerous occasions United Nations bodies have expressedconcern about the denial of or conditional access to post-abortion care.50 often for the impermissible purposes of punishment or to elicit confession.51 The Human Rights Committee explicitly stated that breaches of article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights include forced abortion, as well as denial of access to safe abortions to women who have become pregnant as a result of rape52 and raised concerns about obstacles to abortion where it is legal.

5. Reproductive rights
90. The Special Rapporteur calls upon all States to ensure that women have access to emergency medical care, including post-abortion care, without fear of criminal penalties or reprisals. States whose domestic law authorizes abortions under various
circumstances should ensure that services are effectively available without adverse consequences to the woman or the health professional.