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Vatican Secretary of State, at UN, calls for universal health coverage—with qualifications

October 01, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: “The Holy See reiterates that it considers the phrase ‘reproductive health’ and related terms as applying to a holistic concept of health, which embraces the person in the entirety of his or her personality, mind and body,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said at a UN meeting. “In particular, the Holy See rejects the interpretation that considers abortion or access to abortion, sex-selective abortion, abortion of fetuses diagnosed with health challenges, maternal surrogacy, and sterilization as dimensions of these terms, or of universal health coverage.”

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