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US attempts to push contraception agenda through UN women’s commission

Catholic World News - March 23, 2012

The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women has been the scene of recent attempts by the United States delegation to incorporate its views on “safe, effective, affordable and acceptable modern methods of contraception” and “age-appropriate sex education” into a maternal-mortality resolution.

The Obama administration’s refusal to compromise on the contraception language gained support from Norway and opposition from Chile, Iran, Malta, the Holy See, and African nations led by Zimbabwe. “In a dramatic showdown, delegations scuttled a final document rather than accept the US proposal,” the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reported.

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