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Volume 14
No. 4
June, 2020

Pro-Abortion NGOs Oppose US Pro-Life Letter

In response to Acting USAID Administrator John Barsa's letter to the US Secretary General, a bevy of pro-abortion NGOs joined together to write letters or statements presenting abortion as a human right.
 
In a letter to the UN Secretary General and to the WHO Director General, the organizations registered their "outrage" at the letter and its contents. They also used the opportunity to attack President Trump's Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy; the defunding of UNFPA which they claim "have damaged health systems by forcing clinic closures, fragmenting the provision of care, and reducing access to the full range of reproductive health services including abortion..." They charged that in "a number of countries, including the US, governments have taken actions to restrict SRHR services and particularly abortion care, using COVID as a pretext."
 
The most egregious section of the letter states, "The Trump Administration is using the current crisis to advance its unscientific, antihuman rights agenda, and to pursue an extreme ideology that has become the hallmark of its vision of US foreign policy. The UN and WHO must reject these efforts and continue to promote a response to COVID-19 that upholds long standing commitments to health, human rights, and gender equality."
 
Ipas issued a statement which said, "The Trump Administration's attempt to roll back reproductive rights and deny essential health care-detailed in a letter from USAID to the UN- is yet one more despicable action in a frightening anti-rights trend. We strongly condemn the letter, which asks that all references to sexual and reproductive health be removed from the UN's global humanitarian response plan.
 
"In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's imperative that pregnancy care, including abortion care, remains essential. We know this can be done."
 
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) issued a statement condemning the Trump administration's pro-life efforts. IPPF stated that abortion is health care and "sexual and reproductive health and rights as a core part of the response to COVID-19 is fundamental."
 
It additionally stated, "Fulfilling sexual and reproductive health and rights is essential for women and girls to have autonomy over their own bodies, to achieve gender equality and ultimately the Sustainable Development Goals."

 
 
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In this Issue

 
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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