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United Nations human rights observers have strongly condemned the state of Texas for its new anti-abortion law, which they say violates international law by denying women control over their own bodies and putting their lives in danger. .
In damning remarks to The Guardian, Melissa Upreti, the president of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls, criticized Texas’ new law, SB 8, as “structural and gender-based discrimination at its worst”.
She warned that the legislation, which bans abortions at around six weeks, could force abortion providers underground and push women to seek unsafe procedures that could prove fatal.
“This new law will make abortion dangerous and fatal, and create a whole new set of risks for women and girls. It is deeply discriminatory and violates a number of rights guaranteed by international law, ”said the Nepalese human rights lawyer.