November 2, 2021

Two Nations Join Pro-Life Declaration Abandoned by Biden

Last Thursday, political figures from across the globe met in Washington to commemorate the Geneva Consensus Declaration. During the past month, Russia and Guatemala joined the declaration, which asserts that there is no international right to abortion.

In 2020, the United States under President Trump was one of many nations that joined the Geneva Consensus Declaration, which declared that unborn humans have the right to life. After becoming President, Joe Biden withdrew the US from that Geneva declaration almost immediately.

The Geneva Declaration pushed back against efforts by the United Nations to promote abortion as essential health care and a fundamental human right. In recent years, the UN has doubled down on efforts to impose a new sort of Western imperialism through its pro-abortion agenda. By requiring developing nations to accept abortion equipment or pills before they can receive other kinds of aid, the organization encroaches on the nations' abilities to determine their own policies on the issue of abortion.

“In no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning,” the declaration says, adding that “any measures or changes related to abortion within the health system can only be determined at the national or local level according to the national legislative process.”