New York City, N.Y., Mar 22, 2019 / 15:49 pm
As participants in the UN Commission for Women's annual gathering advocated for increased international access to abortion, side events hosted by the Vatican and other Catholic groups presented a pro-life perspective on women's empowerment at the UN.
The ten-day international meeting in New York March 11-22 included debate as to whether this year's final document will include "universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights," as a part of the commission's "agreed conclusions," as it did last year.
The topic of the commission's 63rd session this year is "access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls."
For some at the UN meeting, access to public services means access to abortion.