Trump Administration’s Policies Threaten Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights Domestically, Abroad

Newsweek: Trump’s War on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is Global | Opinion
Serra Sippel, president of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

“…Over the past 50 years, the global community has evolved in its acceptance and promotion of [sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)] as a critical framework to address poverty. Its approach to sustainable development has shifted away from population control as a means to achieve economic growth and toward a plan focused on human rights and gender equality. But after decades of momentum favoring the advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, the Trump administration is waging a radical and calculated plan to unravel this global consensus … The Trump administration’s [policies on SRHR are] a global attack on our rights, and the people who are most impacted don’t have a voice in U.S. policy. As we fight for our rights at home, we stand in solidarity with millions of people around the world. The framework focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights is the right one, and together we will defend it” (6/17).

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