Parliamentary Network E-News

Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

The normal two week session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), attended by tens of thousands of women from around the world, was reduced to a one-day procedural meeting attended only by New York-based delegations and NGOs due to the coronavirus. The 64th CSW was slated to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing with pro-abortion activists seeking to use the event to advance universal access to abortion.   Instead, the Political Declaration adopted by delegations omitted any reference to “sexual and reproductive health”. In response, Countdown 2030, a coalition of pro-abortion NGOs based in Europe, including IPPF, issued a statement explaining that it was disappointed that “sexual and reproductive rights are non-existent, so much so, that they are not even cited in the statement.”  

It credits the exclusion of the broad term used to advance abortion to “pressure from various countries led by the United States.”

An alternative Beijing +25 Feminist Declaration demonstrates the radical pro-abortion agenda NGOs sought to advance at CSW including to “decriminalize, destigmatize and increase access to abortion for all people who can become pregnant, including by expanding their capacity to self-manage abortion, guaranteeing the right to accurate and quality information on abortion, and eliminating barriers to abortion, including by limiting the ability of health care providers to refuse services on the grounds of conscience.”


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In This Issue


Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion


Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion


Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19


Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights
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