The World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” By their logic, women who are denied legal abortions are being kept from being healthy. What about the right to health of the unborn baby? The right to life itself?
If being healthy is having COMPLETE physical, mental and social well-being, then we’re ALL “unhealthy!” That definition, dumbed down to its most basic, means that pretty much anything, any person or any situation that makes you unhappy is denying your right to good health. This, by their their definition, is a “human rights violation.”
So gee — does that mean that that person at work that makes you miserable is violating your “right” to health — a human rights violation? Does that cover the teacher that pushes your child to do better in school and makes them want to drop their class because they don’t WANT to do the hard work. Is he/she “violating” their “human rights?” What about the neighbor that doesn’t keep their yard up to your “standards” that makes you hate to drive down your own street? Are they taking away your “right” to “complete physical, mental and social well-being?” Jealous of what the person in the corner office makes (more than you)? Is that a human rights violation now?
As ridiculous as those scenarios sound, that is the “logic” being used by those who oppose abortion being illegal in Poland. They say that women who want abortions and can’t get them are having their “right” to “health” denied and their human rights violated. Some of those very people are using drones to take abortion pills into the country to pregnant women who want an abortion. Sadly, the first “abortion drone” run was considered a “success” because two women were able to swallow the abortion pills before the police could stop them. They ended two lives that had not even gotten off to a good start on the bank of a river. Women on Waves, the group behind the drone run is congratulating themselves while Jesus weeps. Frankly, I see nothing to celebrate here at all.