U.S. Negotiates For Inclusion Of Language On ‘Avoiding Abortion’ In U.N. Resolution On Humanitarian Response
New Humanitarian: U.S. pushes for language on ‘avoiding abortion’ in new U.N. resolution on humanitarian response
“U.S. diplomats want to insert language about ‘avoiding abortion’ into an annual U.N. resolution on meeting humanitarian needs around the world. A text submitted by U.S. negotiators states that countries should include ‘voluntary and informed family planning, and other options to avoid abortion … as components of humanitarian response.’ … The final text is to be voted on on Wednesday afternoon, and a late draft obtained Tuesday by the New Humanitarian does not include the changes demanded by the United States. The U.S. can again request edits before the vote on Wednesday, diplomats said…” (Parker, 6/25).