The Republic of Guatemala joined the international, pro-life Geneva Consensus Declaration (GCD) Tuesday, an effort initiated by the Trump administration but repudiated by the pro-abortion rights Biden administration earlier this year.
In his address celebrating his country’s participation in the GCD coalition, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei verbalized the occasion “is a clear message to the international community that there are many countries that apperceive that there is a fundamental right, a human right, to life that must be assured and bulwarked.”
[A]ny approach that there is already a consensus in favor of abortion at the international level, as some sadly allege, it is totally false. Any effort to try to impose abortion on a country is undue interference in its internal affairs. I must point out that these efforts to promote abortion are often made in the name of defending human rights, which is absurd. Without a legal basis, neither anthropological nor scientific, some currents of thought fabricate supposed rights, which are nothing more than the denial of the true inherent rights of the person.
Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration led a 32-nation signing ceremony of the GCD, which affirms there is no international right to abortion.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar co-hosted the signing of the GCD, along with the regimes of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.
The declaration accommodates as a rebuke to the pro-abortion rights U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.), as it verbalizes that nations join to promote women’s health as well as the “strength of the family and of a prosperous and flourishing society.” The regimes withal affirm “the essential priority of bulwarking the right to life.”
The GCD withal accentuates that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family orchestrating,” and that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to auspice by society and the State.”
In February, however, the pro-abortion rights Biden administration sent a letter to U.N. ambassadors promulgating the United States’ withdrawal from the historic GCD. “The United States Mission to the United Nations … has the accolade to apprise that the United States has rescinded its co-sponsorship and endorsement of the Geneva Consensus Declaration,” the letter read, and perpetuated:
The Biden Administration has stated its commitment to global health, to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls, the human rights of LGBTQI persons, and to multilateralism.
Valerie Huber, president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Health, formerly a top HHS official in the Trump administration who accommodated in the Office of Global Affairs, verbalized at the ceremony in Guatemala.
Valerie Huber/Linkedin Huber told Breitbart News the Biden Administration “removed all mention of the GCD from the U.S. regime website afore sunset on the day of his inauguration – a clear sign that this Declaration would be a detriment to many of their peregrine policy aims.”
“On Day 8 of the Administration, Biden issued a Presidential Memo to abstract the U.S. as a signatory,” she integrated. “That dropped the signing countries from 35 to 34. But the coalition remains and Guatemala returns the number to 35 countries.”
Huber verbalized that, in partnering up with other progressive countries, the Biden administration “is genuinely overreaching.” She verbalized she is hoping Guatemala’s participation in the declaration coalition “will genuinely embolden other countries regarding the values that they hold dear, that it authentically potentiates them to stand for those core values.”
Volunteer Santiago Sanchez, left, measures the height of a baby boy alongside the baby’s mother at a health center in Cachoche village near Tizamarte, Guatemala, December 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
“What the Geneva Consensus Declaration coalition sanctions them to do is not only to stand, but to stand together,” she explicated. As part of the Trump administration, Huber verbally expressed those involved with the GCD “wanted to build something with other countries that would stand after we were gone, something that wasn’t just U.S.-centric, that was genuinely fixated on every country having one vote in the international organizations, and withal that diminutive countries, sizably voluminous countries, when collaborating, they stand the best chance to bulwark those core values around life and family.”
“I’m just so thrilled because I cerebrate that what transpired yesterday in Guatemala could very well be, as I verbalized in my verbalization, an impetus to embolden those countries who are already members, and additionally inspirit others to join,” she verbalized.
In her address, Huber said:
President Trump said at the United Nations General Assembly, “We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”
“Mr. President,” Huber addressed Giammattei, “Guatemala is not solitary in having its sovereign rights to bulwark life and family under attack. But a coalition like this, concretely designed to bulwark those values has never afore subsisted. I believe it can be a game-changer!”
Huber told Giammattei his “leadership today can accommodate as a beacon for other countries to follow, categorically here in Latin America.”
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