Trump Administration’s Efforts To Remove Sexual, Reproductive Health Language From U.N. Resolution May Violate Law, 4 Democratic Senators Write In Letter
The Guardian: U.S. effort to remove ‘sexual health’ from U.N. agreement may violate law, say senators
“The Trump administration may have violated federal law by lobbying more than 70 countries to remove protections for ‘sexual and reproductive health’ from a U.N. agreement, according to a letter from four U.S. senators seen by the Guardian. The letter from the senators, all high-ranking Democrats, focuses on an effort from the Trump administration to remove ‘sexual and reproductive health’ from a high-level U.N. agreement on universal health coverage. … The letter was signed by the U.S. senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Patty Murray of Washington, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, and Robert Menendez of New Jersey. ‘We are also concerned the letter may violate the Siljander Amendment, which prohibits use of foreign assistance in lobbying “for or against abortion,”‘ the senators wrote…” (Glenza, 10/30).