January 22, 2018

142nd Meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization – Agenda Item 4.3: Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030

The Holy See delegation shares many of the concerns and observations considered in the report of the Director-General: including efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. The Holy See raises serious concerns, however, about the inclusion of an item on so-called “safe abortion” in the report and in the Global Strategy in general. The Holy See does not consider abortion or abortion services to be a dimension of reproductive health or reproductive health care.
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