No “International Right to Abortion”

“The United States joined 31 other countries Thursday in signing a document emphasizing the equal rights of men and women and declaring there is ‘no international right to abortion.’ The Geneva Consensus Declaration was co-sponsored by the U.S., Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Hungary and Uganda and represents 1.6 billion people and every region of the world, supporters of the document said. It was signed during a joint virtual ceremony. ‘In no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning,’ the document says. The declaration involves three primary issues: promotion of equal rights for women, opposition to abortion for family planning, and the recognition of the need for universal health coverage. ‘Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States has defended the dignity of human life everywhere and always,’ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said in a statement. ‘He’s done it like no other President in history. We’ve also mounted an unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad.’ The Geneva Consensus Declaration, Pompeo said, ‘protects women’s health, defends the unborn, and reiterates the vital importance of the family as the foundation of society.’”

“No International Right to Abortion,” Christian Headlines, Oct. 23, 2020