Trump admin. leads international rebuke of abortion before U.N., W.H.O.

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Oct 24th, 2020 2:58 pm

Last Updated Oct 26th, 2020 at 4:07 pm

President Trump's administration on Thursday participated in the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a non-binding international document which states "there is no international right to abortion" and "in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the signing with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.

The document was presented "on the margins of the 2020 World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland." The World Health Assembly is "the decision-making body of the WHO ... held annually in Geneva, Switzerland."

The declaration states seven reaffirmations or emphases with seven commitments "to work together" for the "full enjoyment of all human rights ... without including abortion."


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