UN Gives Human Rights Leadership Position to Someone Who Advocates Murdering Babies
Former Chilean president and pro-choice activist Michelle Bachelet has been nominated to take the position of the U.N. high commissioner for human rights.
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed her to replace Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein after his announcement in December that he would not seek to extend his term in the position, The New York Times reported.
Unsurprisingly, former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, President Barack Obama’s representative before the international organization, lauded the choice, claiming that “has a lifelong commitment to the cause of human rights.”
Apparently, Power does not consider the right of a preborn child to take its first breath a “human right.”
Strong choice. In addition to being a successful two-term president and experienced w/in @UN, Bachelet has a lifelong commitment to the cause of human rights. Her father was tortured under Pinochet & died in custody. She and her mom were also arrested and beaten. She’s a fighter https://t.co/aWhCtWmpgF
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) August 8, 2018
Others, however, had “serious concerns” about Bachelet’s suitability for her new role, in part because of her willingness to “cozy up” to certain Latin American dictators who have been accused of serious human rights violations themselves.
UN Watch called Bachelet’s record on human rights “spotty,” which should lead one to wonder why she was nominated for this role in the first place.
GENEVA, August 8, 2018 — In reaction to the news of @MBachelet's nomination as the next @UNHumanRights chief, UN Watch said it had “serious concerns” over her spotty record on supporting human rights in #Cuba, #Nicaragua, and #Venezuelahttps://t.co/g8QU4UgTi2
— UN Watch (@UNWatch) August 8, 2018
HRF shares @UNWatch's concern over @mBachelet's fitness to hold the highest office @UNHumanRights, due to her track record cozying up to Latin American dictators. Her rhetoric would need to change dramatically for her not make a mockery of the office. https://t.co/oPOqL0E3St pic.twitter.com/km7AiuvXI7
— Human Rights Foundation (@HRF) August 9, 2018
During Bachelet’s time as president of Chile, she campaigned for abortion to be decriminalized.
In August of 2017, “Chile’s highest court approved a law that decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, fatal disability, and when a mother’s life is at risk,” the Center for Family and Human Rights reported.
Her choice probably seems logical to most of the left, including most of the U.N., which has for some time argued that unfettered access to abortion is a “right to life.”
However, Ambassador Michael Kozak, currently senior advisor to the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, in told reporters that “abortion is not a human right,” C-Fam noted.
That would all make a pretty good punch line if there anything at all funny about murdered infants.
In additional to supporting abortion and befriending human rights-violating dictators, during her second term as president of Chile Bachelet faced accusations of government corruption and responsibility for a failing economy.
Sounds like exactly the kind of individual the big-government leftists at the U.N. would want overseeing its human rights commission.
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