10.28.21

Daines, Lankford Introduce Resolution Celebrating 1st Anniversary of Geneva Consensus Declaration

Declaration states there is no international right to abortion

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced a concurrent resolution to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration by a coalition of now 36 countries, making a shared commitment to defending life, the family, and national sovereignty.

“Last year, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. led a global coalition to reaffirm that all life is sacred and there is no international right to abortion, to protect the family, and to defend the sovereign right of nations to enact laws that advance these core values, without external pressure,” Daines said. “Despite President Biden’s withdrawal, the Geneva Consensus Declaration coalition has continued to grow to now 36 signatory countries, which are committed to working together against the imposition of an anti-life, anti-family agenda.”

“One year ago, President Trump led more than 35 countries, representing 1.6 billion people from every region of the world, in signing the historic Geneva Consensus Declaration to recognize the basic human rights of women and reaffirm the inherent right to life for all individuals,” said Lankford. “Honoring the most basic right of an individual to live should not be controversial, but unfortunately President Biden is determined to be the most pro-abortion President in our nation’s history, as demonstrated by his decision to remove the United States from the declaration and promote abortion in other countries. This resolution celebrates the historic nature of the Geneva Consensus Declaration and affirms the commitments we made with our like-minded friends a year ago. Pro-life Americans will continue to defend the basic right to life for all individuals.” 

Read the resolution HERE.

The resolution has 14 other cosponsors in the Senate and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) introduced a companion measure in the House.

Later today, Daines and Lankford will deliver remarks to representatives of the countries in this international coalition at the one-year commemoration luncheon for the Geneva Consensus Declaration, hosted by the Institute for Women’s Health.

 

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