In spite of mounting pressure from the United Nations, the Trump administration continues to stand firm against the global pro-abortion agenda.
According to The Daily Nation, an international population summit hosted last Thursday by the governments of Kenya and Denmark and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) saw the “open clash” between the States and the European Union over so-called “abortion rights.”
At the Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 2025, in a room full of people convinced of the leftist dogma of “overpopulation,” Trump administration staff and delegates from just 10 other countries had the boldness to stand up and declare that “abortion rights” do not exist.
According to CNS News, Valerie Huber, Trump’s special representative for global women’s health, declared that “There is no international right to abortion. In fact, international law clearly states ‘everyone has the right to life.’”
“[A]mbiguous terms and expressions, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights … may be used to actively promote practices like abortion,” she said, referring to the document resulting from the summit. “There is no international right to abortion.”
Representatives from the other countries (Brazil, Belarus, Egypt, Haiti, Hungary, Libya, Poland, Senegal, St. Lucia, and Uganda) were also rightly concerned about the promotion of abortion through sex education programs to be advanced under the summit initiatives. The summit’s sex education agenda, Huber said, “fails to adequately engage parents and … promotes abortion as a method of family planning.”
“But we do support … ‘proper regard for parental guidance and responsibilities,’ and giving young people the skills to avoid sexual risk,” she added, stating that the U.S. supports family planning programs that do not entail the murder of unborn children.
Huber’s remarks echo those of President Trump and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar who boldly defended the humanity and value of unborn babies at the UN General Assembly in late September.
“We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery,” Trump said at the time. “Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”
“We do not support references to ambiguous terms and expressions, such as sexual and reproductive health and rights in U.N. documents, because they can undermine the critical role of the family and promote practices, like abortion,” Azar said on behalf of the U.S. and 18 other countries at a U.N. meeting on universal health coverage.
“There is no international right to an abortion,” Azar added, “and these terms should not be used to promote pro-abortion policies and measures.” Azar also argued that using such sanitized misnomers to describe abortion ignores both the role of the family in health and “the sovereign right of nations to implement health policies,” as well as allowing for misinterpretation when policies are implemented.
As always, we must continue to pray for our President.
We thank the Lord for Trump’s boldness in standing up to the global culture of death, but we must continue to encourage him to use actions, not just words, to put an end to the murder of the unborn.
Here at home, the unborn are routinely slaughtered. It’s one thing to take a stand against the ruthlessly pro-abortion global community at the UN.
Trump has always vowed commitment to pro-life causes, but with 2020 fast approaching we need to make sure he holds fast to that and does much, much more to end the bloodshed.
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