U.S. Democrats Introduce Bicameral Legislation To Classify Reproductive Rights As Human Rights

Bustle: Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights & This Bill Would Make Sure Trump Doesn’t Ignore That
“A bill supported by members of both chambers of Congress is calling on the Trump administration to recognize reproductive rights as human rights. The bill, HR 7228, demands that the State Department re-introduce reproductive rights issues into its annual report, which assesses the statuses and conditions of individual rights around the world. … ‘The Department of State’s deletion … of the reproductive rights subsection from its 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices demonstrates an alarming level of politicization of human rights by the Trump administration and undermines the human rights of women around the world,’ the official text for the legislation reads…” (Kasana, 3/7).

Rewire.News: Here’s How Democrats Want to Classify Reproductive Rights as Human Rights
“…The ‘Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act’ was introduced by Democratic caucus vice chair Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and announced at a press conference Thursday along with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senate co-sponsors Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). The bill is similar to a bill by the same name introduced by Clark last year in response to the State Department’s sudden decision to drop the sections on reproductive rights from the 2017 human rights report it released last spring…” (Burns, 3/7).

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