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Volume 14
No. 5
July, 2020

IACHR Calls for Access to "Reproductive Health Services" during Pandemic

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), comprised of individual 'experts' similar to members of a UN treaty monitoring body, adopted Resolution No. 01/20  on the Pandemic and Human Rights in the Americas explaining that "the Resolution has been made under the conviction that the measures adopted by the States in the care and containment of the virus must be centered on full respect for human rights."
The resolution includes a call to provide reproductive health services despite the fact that abortion is widely restricted in the region and the American Convention on Human Rights: "Every person has the right to have his life respected. This right shall be protected by law and, in general, from the moment of conception."
A section of the IACHR resolution under "women" states: "Guarantee the availability and continuation of sexual and reproductive health services during the pandemic crisis, and particularly step up comprehensive sex education measures and the distribution via accessible media of information in readily understandable language to reach the broad diversity of women."
The Resolution was written by the newly created Rapid and Integrated Response Coordination Unit for the COVID-19 pandemic (SACROI COVID-19).
Pro-abortion activists wasted no time in appealing to SACROI to promote abortion in greater detail producing what they call a "framework document" entitled "Reproductive Health as an Essential Health Service: An Analysis of Recommendation 54 of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Resolution 01/2020".
The document includes:
"Sexual and reproductive health services are among the essential health services that need to be maintained during a pandemic, which has been expressed by various national, international and multilateral health authorities. In particular, services associated with care during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, as well as prevention of unwanted pregnancy and termination of pregnancy..."
The IACHR is called upon "to provide greater detail on the obligations of States in the area of sexual and reproductive health care". 
The signatory groups state, "The global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus may worsen or reverse the few advances in sexual and reproductive rights in many countries. 

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Focus on the United Nations
US Again Speaks Out Against Abortion
Abortionist Appointed to UN Position on Health
Focus on the OAS
IACHR Calls for Access to Reproductive Health Services during Pandemic
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Judicial News
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