U.K. Should Not Waiver On Commitment To SRHR, Other Health Issues, Politicians Say
Devex: U.K. must not be ‘browbeaten’ by U.S. on SRHR, say politicians
“The United Kingdom should not be ‘browbeaten’ by the United States into changing its stance on sexual and reproductive health and rights, among other health issues, said U.K. politicians during a debate on universal health coverage Wednesday. ‘The Trump administration is clearly standing in the way of many of the things we’ve talked about [during this debate], not least SRHR,’ said Stephen Twigg, a Labour member of parliament and chair of the International Development Committee, the cross-party group that scrutinizes aid spending. … With reproductive rights under increasing threat from ‘some developed nations,’ said Alistair Burt, a Conservative MP and former minister in the Department for International Development and Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the U.K. must not waiver on its own commitment to the issue as part of the broader UHC agenda…” (Root, 7/11).