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With Biden support, UNFPA steps up abortion advocacy

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(C-Fam, Washington, D.C.) The UN’s agency dedicated to promoting “sexual and reproductive health,” is becoming more brazen in promoting abortion around the world, ignoring international consensus that leaves abortion laws to individual countries, and outsourcing its data collection to radical pro-abortion organizations.

Two years ago, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted the Nairobi Summit in Kenya to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).  Unlike the landmark ICPD, whose outcome was hotly debated by UN member governments and produced a compromise document rejecting abortion as an international human right, the Nairobi Summit was a stage-managed affair with no negotiated outcome.

It did result in the Nairobi Summit Statement, which includes reference to “access to abortion to the full extent of the law” and other language that has never been adopted by the General Assembly.

On the second anniversary of the summit, UNFPA published a follow-up report designed to hold countries to account for the commitments made in Nairobi. These commitments were never adopted by consensus, and neither were the indicators by which UNFPA seeks to measure them.  For example, the indicator of “abortion laws” is based on data from the Center for Reproductive Rights, a pro-abortion litigation organization whose position on abortion starkly contradicts the UN consensus. With regard to inclusion, UNFPA relied on the pro-LGBT organization ILGA to measure protection of people against hate crimes and incitement.

Under former U.S. president Donald Trump, UNFPA issued statements urging the U.S. not to withhold its funding, claiming it did not promote abortion….

Read the entire article at C-Fam.org.

Editor’s Note: Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. writes for C-Fam. This article first appeared in the Friday Fax, an internet report published weekly by C-Fam (Center for Family & Human Rights), a New York and Washington DC-based research institute (https://c-fam.org/). This article appears with permission.”

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