No global right to abortion, President Trump tells United Nations

No global right to abortion, President Trump tells United Nations

President Trump decried efforts within the United Nations (U.N.) to establish a global right to abortion in a speech Sept. 24 to the U.N. General Assembly.

In his address Trump broke new ground for a sitting U.S. president by speaking about abortion to the U.N. General Assembly, according to the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC).

Americans will “never tire of defending innocent life,” Trump said. “We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand — right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. 

“Like many nations here today we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God,” he said.

Trump’s U.N. speech was the latest in a series of global, pro-life initiatives by his administration since he took office in January 2017, including: 

  • Reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico City Policy which bans federal funds for organizations that perform or promote abortions overseas.
  • Cancellation of money for the U.N. Population Fund because of its partnership with a Chinese population-control program that includes forced abortions and sterilizations. (BP)