Risa Kaufman Calls for Meaningful Action Following Biden’s Commitment to the United Nations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Risa Kaufman (’98), Director of U.S. Human Rights at the Center for Reproductive Rights, published an analysis on the American Constitution Society’s ACS Blogs Expert Forum regarding steps the Biden-Harris administration has taken towards reclaiming sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally and in the U.S. by reversing Trump policies and supporting Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations during the UN Human Rights Council Review (“The U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights,” Mar. 19). “Reproductive rights are human rights, grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core human rights treaties. . . . In supporting UPR recommendations based in the recognition of these core protections, the Biden-Harris administration has leveraged an important opportunity, on the global stage, to distinguish itself from the previous administration and reaffirm these rights. For its commitments to have real impact, however, it must now implement the recommendations and make stronger protections a reality for all - within the United States and around the world.”