Abortion not part of reproductive health – Holy See tells UN

The Holy See has told the United Nations that abortion should not be considered as part of ‘sexual and reproductive health’ and that ‘gender’ means only biological sexual identity and difference.

Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva, made the remarks during a meeting on a UN resolution for coordinating humanitarian assistance, adding: the Holy See “insist that healthcare services must never be intended – or operate – against the life of the most defenseless or the unborn. The application of the right to life must never discriminate based on the various stages of life.”

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