20 Years After Cairo Conference on Population and Development

by Steve Ray on April 14, 2014

20 Years After Cairo Conference on Population and Development

Family Life and the Economy

By Father John Flynn, LC

ROME, April 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Last week the United Nations held a review of the 20 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994.

The meeting looked at population issues ranging from ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, the UN explained in a press release.

One feature of the review was a repetition of the UN’s long-standing support for abortion and contraception.

A “Beyond 2014 Global Report” published by the UN prior to the gathering called upon all states to remove all restrictions on “reproductive health and care for adolescents,” which includes contraceptives and abortion…

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