After years of UN pressure, Mauritius legalizes abortion

Legislators of the island nation of Mauritius have voted overwhelmingly to legalize the killing of unborn children under certain circumstances, following years of pressure from feminist bureaucrats at the United Nations as well as pro-abortion “human rights” groups.

According to the French magazine Le Figaro, the Parliament of Mauritius has voted to permit abortions before the fourteenth week of pregnancy, if the unborn child has an “important” handicap, or if he was conceived through rape or incest. Abortions will also be permitted if the mother is under sixteen, or if the life of the mother is in danger.

The vote came after years of pressure from the United Nations’ Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the pro-abortion “human rights” organization, Amnesty International.  The latter has claimed that refusing to allow abortions is tantamount to “torture.” A coalition of Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist groups fought the bill, but to no avail.
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