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  • Beverley Cains 4 weeks

    Trump at the United Nations also spoke to stop funding the “pro-abortion” agenda. Australian women who have been vocal at UN forums are Rita Joseph (Canberra) and Babette Francis(Melbourne). Sneator Harradine was able to get Australia to stop funding for abortions, however, that restriction was lifted in 2007. It is hoped we can reintroduce this caveat to funding for overseas in the near future.

    The Trump administration is encouraging countries across the world to stand up for the rights of unborn babies by opposing radical pro-abortion policies at the United Nations.
    In a letter leaked to the Guardian and reportedly signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the United States urged countries to join a “growing coalition” in opposing the “harmful” pro-abortion agenda.
    The Guardian, a pro-abortion news outlet, described the letter as an attempt to “rollback women’s rights.” But abortion appears to be the real issue of concern.
    The letter criticized the United Nations for using vague language that encourages countries to promote abortion on demand.
    “We remain gravely concerned that aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion and to promote international policies that weaken the family have advanced through some United Nations fora,” the letter stated.
    The letter asked countries to join the U.S. to ensure that every nation can “determine the best way to protect the unborn and defend the family as the foundational unity of society vital to children thriving and leading healthy lives.”
    It also expressed concerns about UN policies diminishing the role of parents in sexual and reproductive issues involving their children. It said vague phrases in global health policy documents, including “sexual and reproductive health,” may be interpreted to push abortion on pro-life countries.

    Trump also reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. The change defunded Planned Parenthood’s international arm of about $100 million in U.S. tax dollars and the British-based abortion chain Marie Stopes International of about $73 million.

    MAREI STOPES INTERNATIONAL operates the clinic in the ACT Health Centre in the centre of Canberra. The Clinic pays a peppercorn rental for the property.