Thu 28 May 2015
Filed under: Ethnic Issues,Health,Human Rights,Inside Burma,International,News,Religion,Statement
Director, Office of Press Relations
The United States is deeply concerned about legislative passage of the Health Care for Population Control Bill in Burma, paving the way for it to be enacted into law. This bill and the three other draft bills to purportedly “protect race and religion,” which address religious conversion, interfaith marriage, and monogamy, contain provisions that could be enforced in a manner that would undermine respect for reproductive rights, women’s rights, and religious freedom.