Washington Post Editorial Addresses Trump Administration’s Actions At U.N., On Other Policies Regarding Sexual, Reproductive Health
Washington Post: Trump’s anti-woman push puts America in the pantheon of human rights offenders
“…President Trump’s administration spearheaded a declaration at the United Nations this week calling for the elimination of allegedly ‘ambiguous’ expressions in the body’s documents — primarily, ‘sexual and reproductive health.’ These terms are often used to promote pro-abortion policies, the officials claimed, and ‘there is no international right to an abortion.’ Joining the land of the free? Some of the least-free nations on the planet, from Russia to Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, and 12 more. … 58 countries signed on to a counter-statement helmed by the Netherlands in favor of the status quo. But the episode has shown what’s in store for this nation and the world under Mr. Trump’s nationalist paradigm. Putting America first means putting it shoulder to shoulder with serial repressors. It also means putting women last” (9/27).
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