U.S. State Department Expresses Concern Over Burma’s Passage Of Health Care For Population Control Bill

U.S. Department of State: Concerns About Burma’s Health Care for Population Control Bill
In a statement, Jeff Rathke, director of the Office of Press Relations, notes, “The United States is deeply concerned about legislative passage of the Health Care for Population Control Bill in Burma, paving the way for it to be enacted into law. This bill and the three other draft bills to purportedly ‘protect race and religion,’ which address religious conversion, interfaith marriage, and monogamy, contain provisions that could be enforced in a manner that would undermine respect for reproductive rights, women’s rights, and religious freedom…” (5/19).