By signing the Mexico City policy, stopping American funding to international organisations that provide or advise on abortions, you are putting the lives of many women in harm. The supposedly pro-life motivations for this executive action are ultimately not viable, as cutting the funds of overseas health centres providing abortion will have grave consequences on women in different parts of the world, and notably so in Africa.
I would like to see a change of direction in the already appalling stance you have taken regarding women’s health so far. I ask you to understand the dreadful implications such actions are having on human lives, and also comprehend that the protection of women, and the insurance of their rights, and importantly their rights over their body and their health, need to be prioritised.
As an American citizen, I am sad to see the archaic decisions taken by your office in only a few weeks, threatening the progress on women’s health ensured through Obamacare, but above all, as a Franco-Swede living in the UK, I am worried about the harmful repercussions of your decisions on women around the world, and the impact it has on its global significance.
It is important that you hear us, as we support the women who will directly live the consequences of your political decisions and defend women’s fundamental human rights, and more precisely women’s health.
It is a sad moment for people all over the world to still be fighting for such basic rights. But it is also a heart-warming period to see a stronger-than-ever global mobilisation of women. We won’t stop mobilising until our voice is heard.
#ReadMyLips, President Trump.
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