On Thursday, 22 June, the UN Council for Human Rights adopted “a resolution condemning abuse and discrimination against women”. Whilst supporting “the spirit” of the resolution, the United States refused to associate itself with the universal consensus for this bill, specifically with regard to access to abortion under safe medical conditions in countries where this procedure has been legalised.
Jason Mack, the United States representative, indicated that his country supported “the principle of voluntary choice surrounding mother and baby health care and family planning” but did not recognise “abortion as a family planning method. We do not support abortion in our procreation- and reproductive health-related programs”.
Afp (22/06/2017) ; Reuters, Stephanie Nebehay (22/06/2017)