For Immediate Release
May 18th, 2020
Communications Manager, Live Action
Live Action Applauds USAID’s Bold Condemnation
of Abortion In UN Policy
Washington, D.C. – Today, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) affirmed the right to life of the preborn child by urging the United Nations Secretary General to stop promoting abortion in policies designed to address the COVID-19 crisis. Live Action applauds the bold leadership of USAID in speaking the truth to this powerful global organization.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, commented:
“It is unconscionable that the United Nations considers abortion a “right” and is promoting the slaughter of innocent children under the guise of a pandemic response. We are encouraged by the leadership of USAID in pulling back the curtain from the euphemistic “sexual and reproductive health” language of the United Nations, exposing it as an attempt to kill children and exploit women in countries where they are most vulnerable.
“Let us be clear: Abortion is the direct, and intentional killing of an innocent human being. Killing a child is not healthcare, and abortion only damages families already hurt by COVID-19.
“There can be no defense of human rights without acknowledging the basic right to life of every human — and that includes the right to be protected from the violent and fatal injustice of abortion. We urge the Administration to continue to hold the UN and global NGOs to this standard of respect for all human life, and to do all in its power to completely ban the killing of preborn children — the greatest and most wide-reaching injustice of our day.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org