Revealed: the fringe rightwing group changing the UN agenda on abortion rights

Photo of Revealed: the fringe rightwing group changing the UN agenda on abortion rights
Facebook
VKontakte
share_fav

The outsize influence of C-Fam in the top reaches of the Trump administration has helped turn the tide on the world stage on issues involving women’s reproductive rights

Last spring, Laurie Shestack Phipps, a diplomat at the US mission to the UN, received a set of talking points from the state department ahead of an international women’s conference, setting out clear red lines against mention of “sexual and reproductive health” care.

This had become the norm in the Trump administration, where the once uncontroversial phrase was seen as code for abortion. Use of the word “gender” was also strongly discouraged, as it was viewed as a stalking horse for LGBT rights.

Continue reading...
view The Guardian: World News
#reproductive rights
#global development
#reproductive rights developing countries
#society
#trump administration
#united nations
#abortion
#world news
#us news
#us politics
#womens rights and gender equality