Tempers flare over ‘abortion agenda’ at reproductive health summit

Anti-abortion, and pro-family activists hold placards during a prayer rally organized by CitizenGo, to protest against an abortion agenda at the ICPD25 being held in Nairobi, on November 14, 2019. PHOTO | SIMON MAINA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • A seemingly agitated US delegation argued that pro-life and pro-family groups had been barred from attending the event.
  • They claimed that the forum had a hidden pro-abortion agenda due to its lack of transparency.
  • The US delegation, flanked by some Kenyan MPs, said that the “legislative process should reflect the democratic expression of the will of the people through their freely elected representatives.”

Disagreements continued to rock the controversy-ridden International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) forum in Nairobi Thursday.


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