Women of Operation Outcry Condemn the Center for Reproductive Rights for Attacking Women, America and Free Speech at the Organization of American States (OAS)
MEDIA ADVISORY, October 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 28th, 2008, in Room A of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., between 5:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., a hearing will be held at the Organization of American States on a request filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights for countries in the Americas not adequately protecting abortionists in the United States. At that time there will be a thematic hearing on "Risks and Vulnerability Affecting Defenders of Human Rights in the Americas" based on a petition filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Allan Parker, President of The Justice Foundation, stated, "This is an attempt by the most aggressive pro- abortion legal organization in the United States to overturn state laws protecting women against abortionists and the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carhart v. Gonzalez which upheld the federal ban on partial birth abortion. The Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of what it calls 'a global strategy,' is attempting to circumvent American law which regulates abortions for the health of women, and instead is focusing on the 'so called' rights of abortion providers whom they call human rights defenders in a bizarre and perverted twist of the term."
In a letter dated July 1st, 2008, to the U.N. Special Representative for Defenders of Human Rights, they are attempting to make the same argument under documents to the United Nations.
"As a woman who was hurt by my abortion, protecting abortionists rather than women is outrageous," said Lisa Dudley, Director of Outreach for Operation Outcry. "They are attempting to stifle free speech to protect the "reputation" of abortionists. They want to strike down state tort laws which protect women from negligence. And they want to overturn Carhart v. Gonzalez. We know abortion hurts women and states need to be free to regulate to prevent severe injuries to women, physically and emotionally," said Allan Parker, President.
Over 3,000 Operation Outcry women who have been injured by abortion in the United States have given legally admissible testimonies to The Justice Foundation about the pain and injury caused by their abortions in the United States. Women who have been hurt by abortions are available to discuss the issues. Contact Tracy Reynolds at 210-614-7157 or email@example.com.