Parliamentary Network E-News

Volume 14
No. 4
June, 2020

Group Advancing Abortion in Crises Opposes USAID Letter

The Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG), which authored the 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings, and included for the first time ever access to abortion as part of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for use in crises settings has blasted the letter from USAID to UN Secretary General António Guterres.
In a statement, the coalition self-described as "a global coalition of providers of and advocates for upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in humanitarian settings" whose membersinclude leading abortion providers and promoters IPPF, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas, and Women Deliver, objected to the US request to remove references to "sexual and reproductive health and its derivatives" from the UN's Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
IAWG stated, "Eliminating, reducing or restricting essential SRH services in the global response to COVID-19 will violate international human rights" and that it "applauds the UN, governments, donors and all gender and health advocates who have committed to the inclusion of SRH services, including contraception and access to safe abortion care to the full extent of the law, in the COVID-19 global funding and response."

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In This Issue: 
Focus on the United Nations
US Urges UN Secretary General to Focus on Life-saving, not Abortion
Trump Administration to WHO Assembly: "There is no right to abortion"
UN "Experts" Object to US States' Right to Decide Abortion Policy
Group Advancing Abortion in Crises Opposes USAID Letter  
Pro-Abortion NGOs Oppose US Letter Against Abortion
International Pressure for Abortion
Former UN Deputy Human Rights Commissioner Heading IPPF Board
What Pro-Abortionists Seeks on State Level During the COVID-19
Pro Aborts Seek to Secure Abortion Gains
Latin America and Caribbean: IPPF Demands for Women during COVID-19 Pandemic
Legislative News
UK: Legislation to Ban Abortions for Minor Disabilities
Mexico: States Advance Pro-Life Initiatives, Block Pro-Abortions
Executive News
NI: UK Will Exert as Much Power as Needed to Enforce Abortion Law
Argentina: President Remains Determined to Legalize Abortion
Judicial News
UK: Court Approves DIY Abortions During COVID-19 Lockdown
ACOG and ACLU Sue FDA to Make Abortion Pills Available
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