Countries adopted a political declaration on the first day of the two-week conference which made no mention of sexual and reproductive health or rights, terms linked to abortion and sexual issues. Feminist groups were angry and called it 'a political failure.'
The Abortion Lobby has smeared anyone who supports the unborn as “sexist” for decades, but a new movement is branding people as misogynists if they want to restrict abortion to women. Lauren Rankin made the case in an article posted yesterday at Truth-Out.org entitled, “Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman – How to Frame the Abortion Rights Issue.” While Rankin, an avowed feminist, likes the sloganeering that pro-life activists hate women, equal rights, and the color pink, she doesn't believe it goes far enough. “Abortion rights activists have overlooked and dismissed a very important reality,” she writes. […]