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UN says access to contraception a human right *Edit Link to Report from UN*

UN says access to contraception a human right

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

It is the first time the U.N. Population Fund's annual report explicitly describes family planning as a human right.

It effectively declares that legal, cultural and financial barriers to accessing contraception and other family planning measures are an infringement of women's rights.

The report released Wednesday isn't binding and has no legal effect on national laws.

The global body also says increasing funding for family planning by a further $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion annually in health bills for mothers and newborns in poor countries.

The U.N. doesn't count abortion among the measures.

http://news.yahoo.com/un-says-access-contraception-human-122456723.html


Link to UN Report

http://www.unfpa.org/webdav/site/global/shared/swp/2012/EN-SWP2012_Report.pdf


by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM

There are too many people in the US that want the US to be subject to UN rule and/or international laws. I don't care what the UN does in other countries (and I'd be happier we weren't a member at all), but the UN interpretation of international law includes the US.

I have a problem with that. It hasn't come up here as far as this particular issue, but there are too many others. Given the corruption and the fact that most of those heading up the human rights departments of the UN are from some of the countries that treat women the shittiest, I have a problem with that as well.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM

What is your problem with birth control?

Quoting Farmlady09:

There are too many people in the US that want the US to be subject to UN rule and/or international laws. I don't care what the UN does in other countries (and I'd be happier we weren't a member at all), but the UN interpretation of international law includes the US.

I have a problem with that. It hasn't come up here as far as this particular issue, but there are too many others. Given the corruption and the fact that most of those heading up the human rights departments of the UN are from some of the countries that treat women the shittiest, I have a problem with that as well.


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