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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:05 PM

UN waters down rape resolution to appease US's hardline abortion stance

Unfucking believable.

Measure on sexual violence in conflict passes after Trump administration threatened to veto document over references to reproductive health

The UN has backed a resolution on combatting rape in conflict but excluded references in the text to sexual and reproductive health, after vehement opposition from the US.

The resolution passed by the security council on Tuesday after a three-hour debate and a weekend of fierce negotiations on the language among member states that threatened to derail the process.

The vote was carried 13 votes in favour. China and Russia abstained. On Monday, the US had threatened to veto the resolution but it is understood that last minute concessions on Tuesday morning got the US on side.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/apr/23/un-resolution-passes-trump-us-veto-threat-abortion-language-removed?CMP=share_btn_tw

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BeckyDem Apr 24 OP
dlk Apr 24 #1
Judi Lynn Apr 24 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 24 #3

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:38 PM

1. How Sad That In 2019 the Patriarchy Still Demands Punishing Women

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:56 PM

2. Unforgivable. This has to be changed as soon as the US has a human being as President again. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:50 PM

3. Amen, Sister Judi, Amen.

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