Following Vote On U.N. Security Council Resolution On Women, Peace, Security, U.S. Ambassador To U.N. Craft Says U.S. ‘Cannot Accept References’ To Sexual, Reproductive Health Or Abortion
Reuters: U.S. pitted against Britain, France, South Africa, others at U.N. over abortion
“The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that it opposed references to sexual and reproductive health and the safe termination of pregnancies, pitting Washington against Britain, France, South Africa, and others. While the United States joined its 14 council counterparts to unanimously adopt a resolution on women, peace, and security, U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft said Washington was unhappy that the text mentioned previous resolutions that promote sexual and reproductive health. ‘We cannot accept references to “sexual and reproductive health,” nor any references to “safe termination of pregnancy” or language that would promote abortion or suggest a right to abortion,’ she said after the vote. The statement by Craft was the latest in a string of moves by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration against the promotion of sexual and reproductive health services by the United Nations…” (Nichols, 10/29).
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