Abortion isn't healthcare, especially during pandemic

Monday, June 1, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

U.N. building in NYC (United Nations)The head of the United Nations is being reminded that abortion is not the way to fight COVID-19.

Stefano Gennarini of C-FAM, a non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of the dignity of the human person, says John Barsa, acting administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), took action when he found something in UN policy related to the battle against the coronavirus.

"He sent a letter to … Secretary General [António Guterres], and not just any letter, but a scathing letter criticizing specifically places where the UN secretary general has been promoting abortion in his plans to tackle the COVID pandemic globally," Gennarini reports.

The C-FAM spokesman says this is unprecedented and significant, in part because the letter was released to the public, and he adds that this action fits with the stance of the current administration in Washington.

Gennarini

"We even had President Trump being very direct in telling the UN not to promote abortion," Gennarini notes. "This was at the last General Assembly, but this is really the first time to my knowledge that a high US official has criticized the UN for promoting abortion in a specific instance and has done it publicly."

Gennarini points out that abortion has nothing to do with fighting a virus pandemic because it is not healthcare. What impoverished nations need is medical equipment, medicine, and health workers to fight and treat the pandemic. The C-FAM spokesman also submits that the US should continue bold and public actions to deal with the abortion-leaning United Nations.

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