March 15, 2023

Biden Admin Pushes for Abortion in WHO Pandemic Treaty

The Biden administration argues that a proposed World Health Organization (WHO) pandemic treaty should include an obligation to provide abortions as part of essential healthcare services during pandemics.

Biden's negotiators agreed with China that future negotiations on this treaty be kept secret from the public.

“A commitment to equity must address inequities not just between countries, but also within them, not just protecting people from pandemics but also from illness, death, and disrupted access to essential health care services during pandemics, including sexual and reproductive health services,” U.S. Ambassador Pamela K. Hamamoto said.

Proposals made during the negotiations would give the Director of the World Health Organization authority to declare global pandemic emergencies that would trigger binding obligations.

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