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Indiana University
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Friday, March 9, 2018

State Dept Erases Reproductive Rights Section From Annual Report

From The Huffington Post:

 

President Donald Trump's State Department has been ordered to strip language about women’s reproductive rights from its annual global human rights report, Politico reported on Thursday.

The report, compiled each year with information from U.S. embassies around the world, typically details the lack of contraception and abortion access in various countries and sheds light on racial and sexual discrimination.

This year, a senior aide to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reportedly directed the department to remove much of that information from the document. The new report will focus instead on forced sterilization and abortions, and the “Reproductive Rights” subsection in the report will be renamed “Coercion in Population Control.”

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2018/03/state-dept-erases-reproductive-rights-section-from-annual-report.html

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