Opinion Piece Examines Trump Administration’s Record On Reproductive Health Amid U.S. Signing Of Geneva Consensus Declaration
Ms. Magazine: Mike Pompeo is Wrong: There *Is* an International Right to Abortion
Merrite Johnson, program coordinator at the Global Justice Center
“Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a U.S.-led document that fired yet another shot across the bow at reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy. … [T]he signing ceremony was touted as a watershed moment in the fight against an international movement to declare a right to abortion at the expense of traditional family values. … Thirty-two other countries signed onto the declaration, only two of which allow abortion upon request. Traditional U.S. allies like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union bloc are noticeably absent and the declaration’s cosponsors — Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda — have especially dismal records on reproductive freedom and gender equality. So, let’s take a look at some of the authoritarian regimes with whom Pompeo has allied the U.S. in his crusade against safe abortion, international accountability, and science…” (11/2).
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