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Trump Administration Signs the Geneva Consensus Declaration on the Preservation of Life, Women’s Health, and the Family

genevaOn Thursday, October 22, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and HHS Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, a historic document that further strengthens an ongoing coalition to achieve better health for women, the preservation of human life, support for the family as foundational to a healthy society, and the protection of national sovereignty in global politics.

The document was co-sponsored by the United States, Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda, and co-signed by 32 countries in total, representing more than 1.6 billion people.

The main tenants of the Declaration are:

  • “there is no international right to abortion, nor any international obligation on the part of States to finance or facilitate abortion;”
  • “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning;”
  • “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State;”
  • “motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance;” and
  • “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Secretary Pompeo said in his remarks, “Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States has defended the dignity of human life everywhere and always. He’s done it like no other President in history. We’ve also mounted an unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad. … Today, we’re taking the next step, as we sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration. At its very core, the Declaration protects women’s health, defends the unborn, and reiterates the vital importance of the family as the foundation of society.”

Secretary Azar said at the event, “The Declaration is much more than a statement of beliefs—it is a critical and useful tool to defend these principles across all United Nations bodies and at every multilateral setting, using language previously agreed to by member states of those bodies. … Tragically, women around the world unnecessarily suffer health challenges—all too often, deadly health challenges—while too many wealthy nations and international institutions put a myopic focus on a radical agenda that is offensive to many cultures and derails agreement on women’s health priorities. Today, we put down a clear marker: No longer can U.N. agencies reinterpret and misinterpret agreed-upon language without accountability. Member States set the policy for the U.N. to pursue. Not the other way around.”

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JohnH
1 month ago

What triggered the signing of this & what country did members meet to sign ? Something must have happened in 2020 to trigger this & I understand Pompeo but Azar is question ??? Where was Pence ? An agreement to eradicate Covid19 between all countries in the world seems like another goal at the present time.

Ann Green
1 month ago

I totally agree on all points!

GT Patr
1 month ago

My current sticker: Drain the Swamp. Who was Legend Tallifero ? My new sticker states: Independence. No Globalism.
READ bumper stickers. IGNOR the propoganda left media.

GT Patr
1 month ago

This president makes a major acomplishment every (EVERY) day. ie. middle east peace. The media refuses to tell us about this. The only way the right can learn about the work of the president is through underground sources. I suggest we all find european sources of information so that we can understand what our president is doing because US sources refuse to. The propoganda left media wants to slam us daily about Covid because they think we believe the president caused it. And thats all they have. They know their candidate has extorted US foreign aid from many countries for… Read more »

Mike F
1 month ago

This was a much-needed step that President Donald J. Trump took back toward reaffirming the importance of every human life and of the traditional family which has been under brutal heavy attack for over 10 years by progressives. I have never liked that word as it somehow says one is getting somewhere and then there’s liberal – except those types are all about liberating you – from all your Constitutional/God given Freedoms. Many studies show that a traditional family is the best format to raise a child, where they get the benefit of having both, a mother and a father,… Read more »

Bob Olden
1 month ago

Actions such as this declaration are so important to reverse the tide of globalist political correctness which has dominated the UN for years and made this institution useless for the actual betterment of peoples’ lives.

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