Bill Introduced In U.S. House Addresses State Department’s Treatment Of Reproductive Health In Human Rights Report
Rewire News: Democrats Push State Department to Reinsert Reproductive Rights in Human Rights Reports
“Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill Monday that would require the State Department to again include a subsection on reproductive health in its annual human rights report. The State Department is responsible for producing a report each year detailing human rights abuses in each country receiving U.S. foreign aid. Starting under the Obama administration, reproductive health information such as systemic international issues with access to contraception and abortion care was included in the report. That practice ended this year under the Trump administration…” (Burns 12/11).