Thanks to President Trump, International Support for Abortion Groups is Blocked at G7 Meeting
Stefano Gennarini, J.D. : Nov 13, 2017
While pro-lifers rejoice, detractors — of course — are calling the move "extreme."
(New York, NY) — [Lifesitenews.com] The Trump administration is blocking political and financial support for abortion groups in the highest echelons of international diplomacy, including the most recent G7 and G20 meetings. (Photo Credit: WhiteHouse.gov)
Health ministers from the seven largest economies in the world could not agree on language about "sexual and reproductive health" in a document about global health priorities and climate change negotiated last weekend in Milan.
The final G7 communique from the ministerial meeting did not use the preferred terminology of the abortion industry, instead offering support of UN efforts to strengthen maternal and child health. G20 agreements this summer also excluded the term.
"U.S. negotiators spent the past week steadfastly blocking all attempts to reach a compromise," left-leaning online news source Buzzfeed reported, sounding a note of alarm on Sunday afternoon as negotiations drew to a close. The article cited anonymous negotiators who called the U.S. position "extreme."
The U.S. proposed compromise language during negotiations asking to qualify the term "sexual and reproductive health" by reference to UN agreements that explicitly deny abortion is an international right. In the end, it was negotiators from Canada and Europe who wanted …
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