WHO chief: U.S. abortion ruling ‘a setback,’ will cost lives

The head of the World Health Organization has criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

By Associated Press
June 29, 2022

GENEVA -- The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, saying the decision to no longer recognize a constitutional right to abortion was “a setback” that would ultimately cost lives.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing that decades of scientific data prove that access to safe and legal abortion saves lives.

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