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By Marie Smith, LifeNews, Aug. 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Pro-abortion NGOs, along with pro-abortion activists serving in key UN positions, have been following a ‘battle cry’ to “push back” against what they describe as ‘regression’ in support and funding for abortion. The main source for their ire is the Trump administration’s pro-life belief in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception and its commitment to advancing life-affirming policies through its foreign aid during negotiations at the United Nations (UN).

The effectiveness of U.S. opposition to the use of abortion inclusive terms at the UN and fear over potential pro-abortion failure to have abortion included under Universal Health Coverage is described in the pro-abortion document Universal Health Coverage: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on the Agenda:

“Today, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are under threat. In recent years, negotiations in the UN and other global forums have been extremely difficult. The US and the states and blocs that currently ally with it are promoting hard-line positions on SRHR and seeking to contest agreed human rights and SDG language on sexual and reproductive health…In light of the growing opposition to SRHR there is a real risk that SRHR is excluded from global frameworks and new commitments on UHC, including from the political declaration of the HLM on UHC in September.”  ….