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The U.S. health and human services secretary condemned efforts to provide international access to abortion at a United Nations conference Monday.

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Secretary Alex Azar spoke Monday morning at the U.N. General Assembly in New York and told the gathered nations abortion is not an international right. Azar also condemned the use of “ambiguous terms and expressions such as ‘sexual and reproductive health and rights’ in U.N. documents.”

“There is no international right to an abortion, and these terms should not be used to promote pro-abortion policies and measures,” Azar said. “Further, we only support sex education that appreciates the protective role of the family in this education.”

Azar’s comments reference his July letter written jointly with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on international partnerships.

“This morning the United States was joined by 18 other nations, representing more than 1.3 billion of the world’s population, in issuing a joint statement respectfully calling on member states to join us in concentrating on topics that unite rather than divide on the critical issues surrounding access to healthcare,” Azar said later Monday in remarks the Department of Health and Human Services posted.

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