U.S. Indicators Anti-Abortion Declaration With A Group Of Primarily Conservative Governments
In information that undoubtedly shouldn’t ship you right into a panic, on Thursday the USA signed an anti-abortion declaration with a gaggle of roughly 30 different governments, nearly all of that are conservative or authoritarian regimes. The declaration, known as the “Geneva Consensus Declaration,” calls on international locations to advertise girls’s rights and well being whereas additionally reaffirming that there’s “no worldwide proper to abortion, nor any worldwide obligation on the a part of states to finance or facilitate abortion.”
The central supporters of the declaration are Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda, and the opposite signatories embrace Saudi Arabia, Belarus, the United Arab Emirates, and extra. Georgetown College’s “Girls, Peace, and Safety Index” ranks many of the governments that signed the declaration among the many 20 worst international locations to be a lady.
When talking in regards to the declaration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned:
“Underneath President Trump’s management, the USA has defended the dignity of human life in all places and at all times,” Pompeo mentioned. “He has carried out it like no different president in historical past. Now we have mounted an unprecedented protection of the unborn overseas.”
The whole lot about that language is deeply terrifying, however particularly the half the place Pompeo alludes to the potential of the U.S. getting concerned in anti-abortion efforts in different nations.