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Volume 14
No. 4
June, 2020

IPPF Demands for Women in Latin America during COVID-19

International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere (IPPFWHR) has developed a statement of demands for governments in the region to "guarantee access to safe abortion in the context of the COVID-19" while many of these governments prohibit or restrict abortion and protect unborn children from the violence of abortion. This is another example of pro-abortionists attempting to use the COVID-19 crisis as an "opportunity" to advance access to abortion.
It states that local, national and regional governments must in their response to the pandemic "guarantee the access of women, girls and adolescents to sexual and reproductive health services". The services listed include "access to safe abortion, post-abortion care and self-managed abortions" which it claims are all "part of the basic contingency response services package presented by the pandemic."
IPPF cites the WHO recommendation in its "Guide for the Clinical Management of Severe Respiratory Infections when there is suspicion of COVID-19" which states "Women's sexual and reproductive health choices and rights must be respected regardless of whether or not they have been affected by COVID-19, including access to contraception and safe abortions within the limits allowed by law."

It also refers to the UN Secretary General's Global Humanitarian Response Plan to COVID-19 which states that "sexual and reproductive health services may be disrupted at times when health providers are overwhelmed in their efforts to deal with the pandemic". IPPF seeks to ensure access to abortion by demanding that governments ensure women's access to abortion, including self-induced abortions; incorporate abortion into the initial minimum package of COVID-19 health services; protect health organizations and providers that offer abortion; and refrain from "using the pandemic as an excuse to undermine women's rights to obtain safe abortions and access sexual and reproductive health services".

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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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