An abortionist in South Africa who advocates for legalizing prostitution just was appointed as a top health official at the United Nations.
Pro-life organizations and groups working against sex trafficking are expressing alarm that Tlaleng Mofokeng will use her new role to push a dangerous sexual agenda on children across the world.
Mofokeng is the new special rapporteur on the right to health at the UN, The Church Militant reports. The position has a six-year term.
“[She’s] a doctor groomed by the international sexual and reproductive health establishment to advocate for unfettered sexual autonomy, including legal prostitution, homosexuality, abortion and children’s sexual autonomy,” said Stefano Gennarini, J.D., vice president for the Center for Legal Studies at C-Fam.
In South Africa, Mofokeng is an abortionist and has been for more than a decade. She also hosts the TV show “Sex Talk with Dr. T” that “attempts to normalize sexual perversion,” according to the report.
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Her writing also has appeared in well-known American and British publications. In 2019, she wrote a column for Teen Vogue titled, “Why Sex Work is Real Work,” that attempted to normalize prostitution to a teenage audience.
“I believe sex work and sex worker rights are women’s rights, health rights, labor rights and the litmus test for intersectional feminism,” she wrote. “The idea of purchasing intimacy and paying for the services can be affirming for many people who need human connection, friendship and emotional support. Some people may have fantasies and kink preferences that they are able to fulfill with the services of a sex worker. The clients who seek sex workers vary, and they’re not just men.”
Gennarini told the Church Militant that anti-sex trafficking organizations are outraged about her appointment to the top health position.
“They have just come off a multi-year campaign to get UN Women, the UN super-agency for women, to back away from being in favor of legal prostitution,” he said. “They were successful in getting them to adopt a position of neutrality. But now the UN human rights expert on health is an unabashed advocate for legal teen prostitution.”
He said Mofokeng was not vetted by all UN members; instead, a few powerful member states appointed her to the position.
“Most governments simply go along, either because of complacency, lack of capacity or just the naïve hope that everyone acts in good faith,” he said.
In her new position, Mofokeng will be considered an expert on global health issues.
According to C-Fam: “UN special rapporteurs serve in an independent capacity and are not considered UN employees. Their positions are unpaid and honorary, and their recommendations are not binding. Nevertheless, they are influential on the global stage, and their independence makes them among the least accountable to constraint or reform within the UN system.”