​Uphold Abortion Rights in Zika Outbreak – UN

UN rights official calls for countries with the Zika virus to make available sexual and reproductive health counselling to women and uphold their right to terminate pregnancies

The top United Nations (UN) human rights official called for countries with the Zika virus to make available sexual and reproductive health counselling to women and uphold their right to terminate pregnancies.
 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad AlHussein, says that, "Laws and policies that restrict her access to these services must be urgently reviewed in line with human rights obligations in order to ensure the right to health for all in practice."

His spokesperson, Cecile Pouilly, asked about countries such as El Salvador that criminalise abortion, told a news briefing: "That's why we are asking those governments to go back and change those laws because how can they ask these women not to become pregnant?”
 
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Source: 
SABC News

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