Geneva Agreement Abortion

A virtual signing ceremony was jointly hosted by Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Health Alex Azar. They presented the statement as a historic moment in a movement to stop supporting abortion as part of reproductive health care and attributed Donald Trump. Access to abortion services has been increasingly recognized by the international community as a humanitarian right, and the U.S. ban has been the subject of growing criticism. The United Nations, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and the European Union have all made strong commitments to ensuring safe access to abortion for women raped in conflict zones, and it is time for the United States to follow suit. LOS ANGELES — The United States on Thursday joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda as co-sponsors of an anti-abortion statement. Today we have sent a clear signal. UN organisations can no longer reinterpret and misinterpret the agreed language without accountability. Member states define UN policy, not the other way around. Without apologies, we reaffirm that governments have the sovereign right to pass their own laws to protect innocent lives and to write their regulations on abortion. The stakes are too high to allow for radical and divisive agendas that impede the ability of women in countries at all stages of development to improve health. Today`s Geneva Consensus Declaration builds on last year`s joint statements to formalize our cooperation in upholding these critical values.

Our coalition will hold multilateral organizations to account. Failures to ensure safe access to abortion in Europe endanger the health of women and girls amid COVID-19 (8 April 2020) The only other European signatory (besides Belarus and Hungary) is Poland, where the Constitutional Court on Thursday allowed an almost total ban on abortion. This means that girls and women raped and called on notice in armed conflict must receive the medical care they need in all circumstances, regardless of national laws, like other injured civilians and soldiers. These include abortion services needed to save girls` health and lives. Half of those who become pregnant in armed conflict are children. The United States on Thursday joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda in supporting a non-binding international anti-abortion declaration, in a rebuke by UN human rights bodies that have tried to protect access to abortion. On January 23, 2017, his second day in office, President Trump passed an executive order reintroducing the Gag Rule (GGR), now “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance,” which limits U.S. funding for organizations offering abortion services as a method of family planning. The GGR partners with a large number of other restrictions on family planning and abortion imposed on U.S.

foreign aid, which allow the U.S. government to dictate the care of women around the world. . . .

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