U.S. abortion ruling will not affect overseas aid - diplomat
 
 
 
 
 
 

U.S. abortion ruling will not affect overseas aid – diplomat

/ 10:01 AM July 20, 2022
 Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Department of Health and Human Services of the United States attends the 75th World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Department of Health and Human Services of the United States attends the 75th World Health Assembly at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

The United States decision to end the constitutional right to abortion domestically will have no impact on how the country funds family planning services overseas, according to its global health lead.

The U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized the right of women nationally to terminate pregnancies.

ADVERTISEMENT

Calling the decision “sobering” domestically, Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S Department of Health, said it would not affect the country’s position as the largest bilateral donor to family planning services globally.

“Those investments and those commitments remain the same in the wake of this decision,” she told a media briefing in Geneva.

FEATURED STORIES

The U.S. has long-standing legislation which prevents the funding of abortion overseas directly, but it does fund post-abortion care and abortion counseling.

Pace also said the U.S was ready to learn from other countries that have “managed their own challenges with regards to access to essential health care and services”.

Subscribe to our newsletters! Get updates right into your inbox


Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
TAGS: International relations, reproductive rights
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.