This is horrifying, sexist and cruel. Please call or email your senators today
The U.S. threatens to veto a UN resolution aimed at supporting survivors of rape during war.
The American delegation has taken issue with the proposal’s references to reproductive and sexual health.
"The U.S. is reportedly threatening to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at preventing the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and terrorism. The issue at hand? The proposal includes promises to provide reproductive and sexual health support to survivors of rape in conflict — and the U.S. is allegedly having none of it."
This Country has now lost any resemblance to what ‘health,’ means. A woman’s reproductive ability is part of her overall health! It can’t be parceled out. Like something she can choose not to have! The American ‘right wing,’ has surely gone crazy! They can parcel out what is for society and what is for god and what is for their religion...but the remainder of us, are not that stupid! These people are truely ‘brainwashed,’ they are taking a modern society back to the dark ages! This is what we have coming out of their restricted education and their preachers and even their lay people! They have their intellect, frozen...they will not be swayed...not with their mindset! What will be done?
Fortunately for you and me, both our senators are women who do care very much about this issue.
How low do we have to go to finally get the legislative branch to start impeachment proceedings. The republicans were sure quick enough to impeach Clinton for his affair.
I think the Mueller report emboldened this scofflaw to go full steam ahead with his destruction of our system. I just finished watching a series on Caligula and couldn't help noticing the similarities between these two 'leaders'.
The Trump administration's opposition to abortion has led to the watering-down of a UN resolution on ending sexual violence in war.
The US removed all references to sexual and reproductive health.
The Security Council resolution, submitted by Germany, dropped all such references. The US, along with China and Russia, had threatened to veto it.
The Trump administration opposed a phrase on the grounds that it implies support for abortion.
The amended resolution passed 13-0, with Russia and China abstaining.
French UN ambassador Francois Delattre was scathing of the decision to exclude the reference to sexual health, saying it undermined the dignity of women.
"It is intolerable and incomprehensible that the Security Council is incapable of acknowledging that women and girls who suffered from sexual violence in conflict, and who obviously didn't choose to become pregnant, should have the right to terminate their pregnancy," he said.
The removed phrase read: "Recognizing the importance of providing timely assistance to survivors of sexual violence, urges United Nations entities and donors to provide non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, in line with Resolution 2106."
This line was thought to be a compromise from an earlier version, which included a more detailed description of the health services, "including sexual and reproductive health, psychosocial, legal, and livelihood support".