Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 22, 2020 / 12:00 pm
The United States hosted the signing ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Thursday. The document rejects the claim that abortion is an international human right.
"Today we put down a clear marker; no longer can UN agencies reinterpret and misinterpret agreed-upon language without accountability," said Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar during the ceremony Oct. 22..
"Without apology we affirm that governments have the soverign right to make their own laws to protect innocent life and write their regulations on abortion" Azar said.
"In signing the declaration today, the United States is honored to stand alongside Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda, the cross-regional cosponsors for the declaration," he said. A total of 32 countries have signed onto the declaration.