Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Efforts To Redline References To Sexual, Reproductive Health In G7 Communique On Gender Equality
Foreign Policy: U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality
“The Trump administration pushed the G7 nations to water down a declaration on gender equality last week as part of its broad effort to stamp out references to sexual and reproductive health in international institutions, according to people involved in the process and drafts reviewed by Foreign Policy. It is only the latest iteration of the administration’s hard-line stance against any language that might suggest approval of abortion in the official documents of international institutions that include the United States. The heavy-handed diplomatic strategy has put Washington at odds with European allies and drawn criticism from women’s advocacy groups for undercutting wider efforts to improve global gender equality…” (Gramer, 5/17).