G7 Embraces Abortion Language in Communiques as U.S. Reverses Position

Jun 12, 2021 by

by Rebecca Oas, C-Fam:

The pro-abortion Biden administration reversed its predecessor’s policy last week during the annual G7 meetings and affirmed the inclusion of “sexual and reproductive health” in a document about global health priorities.

Health ministers from all seven of the largest economies in the world, including the U.S., affirmed their commitment to “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” a formulation that has never been adopted by the UN General Assembly.

Despite pressure from other G7 members, the Trump administration had maintained an unwavering pro-life position in the G7 and successfully blocked the inclusion of “sexual and reproductive health” in G7 documents – a term that has become synonymous with abortion in international negotiations.

The U.S.’s new position on the inclusion of this controversial language is not surprising given the Biden administration’s pro-abortion policy and the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Xavier Becerra as head of the US Department of Health and Human Services, an unapologetic defender of abortion.  Becerra represented the U.S. at the G7 health ministers’ meeting.

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