U.S. Signs International Family-Based Agreement

“An unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad,” Secretary Pompeo says.

In a virtual signing ceremony on Thursday, the United States inked its acceptance of an international declaration designed to strengthen families. The declaration is included in the Geneva Consensus, which 32 nations have signed, and has been co-sponsored by Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Hungary, and Uganda. Twenty-seven other nations signed the declaration.

Part of the declaration reads “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.” In the declaration, the signatories “Reaffirm that there is no international right to abortion, nor any international obligation on the part of states to finance or facilitate abortion.”

The Geneva Consensus encourages women’s rights and health, excluding abortion access, and was spearheaded by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The aim of the declaration is to align U.S. foreign policy with socially conservative values.

During the ceremony, Secretary Pompeo said, “The United States has defended the dignity of human life everywhere and always… We’ve mounted an unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad.”

He added, “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 our society.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With thanksgiving for the stand taken by America that promotes family values.
  • That the agreement would protect the most vulnerable human lives around the globe.
  • For the pro-family stand that has been consistently taken by the administration.

Sources: Reuters, Newsmax , The Guardian


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