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US Officials Defend Pro-life Policies against Abortion-supporters at United Nations

Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. -C-Fam : Nov 18, 2020  LifeSiteNews.com

"Abortion is legal in the United States, and the US supports both domestic and international programs for women's health at a very high level. But we do reject the proposition that abortion is a matter of international human rights, and affirms that all lives, both born and unborn, should be protected." -US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Destro

(Geneva) — [LifeSiteNews.com] At the UN in Geneva recently, European countries attacked the US record on abortion. The US pushed back. (Image: Pixabay)

In a three-hour grilling during the Universal Periodic Review the US sat in the dock while various European countries asserted that abortion is a human right. Though abortion is legal in the United States, the US has never supported the idea that it is a human right.

US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Destro told the governments, "Abortion is legal in the United States, and the US supports both domestic and international programs for women's health at a very high level. But we do reject the proposition that abortion is a matter of international human rights, and affirms that all lives, both born and unborn, should be protected."

Altogether, fourteen countries criticized US pro-life policies, twelve of which belong to the group of western European and allied countries. They urged the US to ensure universal access to "sexual and reproductive health services."

More specifically, the Netherlands called on the US to repeal the Helms Amendment, which bans US foreign assistance from funding abortions, and the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, formerly called the Mexico City Policy, which bans US funding from foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions. Belgium also asked the US to allow foreign assistance "to support safe abortion services, where legal in the host country" in a written comment... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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