US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments
Move is part of a campaign by Trump administration to reorient US foreign policy in a more socially conservative direction
The US has joined 32 illiberal or authoritarian countries in declaring that women have no intrinsic right to abortion. We believe all women should be able to access abortion care easily, without fear of penalties or harassment. #abortionishealthcare
Imagine being the poor State Department staffer tasked with writing Pompeo's talking points for this diplomatic disaster. "Today I'm proud to join the governments of Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sudan, and Egypt in supporting the rights of women..."
Yet again US makes a mockery of women’s rights. And then call it a “consensus”! It’s a joke is what it is, perpetuated by misogynists and demagogues: US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments
Professor Senait Fisseha
This is the end of American hegemony as we know it. Of the 193 UN member states, US convinced to have 30 mostly authoritarian governments to join it in co-sponsoring this declaration & most of them are among the 20 worst countries to be a woman. #SRHR ⬇️
At a time when people are already deeply worried about health, doing something like this is just shameful. Very surprised at Kenya for signing, given it hosted the #ICPD25 summit last year #globaldev
Cool. So now Trump is leading the charge, recruiting authoritarian regimes to fall in line with the U.S. to limit reproductive freedom. Right, because authoritarians are the only ones who agree with Trump’s cruel abortion restrictions.
Beth S. Linas, PhD, MHS (she/her)
What the actual f**k? “The “Geneva Consensus Declaration” calls on states to promote women’s rights & #health -but without access to abortion -& is part of Trump administration...to reorient US foreign policy in a more socially conservative direction” 😳😡
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US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments | World news | The Guardian
US now is with countries infamous for anti-human rights re: gender justice. Who has given the men to decide what a woman should do? Why not promote male sterilization for all so no abortion is needed? Only then men will understand what is BODILY AUTONOMY
The Trump administration signs anti-abortion & anti-human rights declaration. It is yet another sham
to undermine #SRHR #NoConsensus #EndGlobalGagRule #Fight4Her
Belarus and the Saudis ....