U.N. Caves to Trump Administration Threat and Cuts ‘Reproductive Health’ From Anti-Rape Resolution
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday on sexual violence as a weapon of war after references to victims’ sexual and reproductive health were cut amid a threatened veto by the United States.
Two Nobel Prize winners, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, appeared at U.N. headquarters in New York to support the original resolution drafted by Germany.
But the U.S. reportedly objected to a passage that urged U.N. partners to provide survivors with “non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health.”