WP: U.S. Drops Abortion Issue at U.N. Conference

The Washington Post reports: “The Bush administration abandoned an antiabortion initiative on Friday in the face of overwhelming opposition at a U.N. conference on women’s rights.

The move came at a critical stage in the two-week meeting of 130 countries and 6,000 representatives of women’s rights groups, who gathered to assess women’s progress in the decade after a 1995 summit on women in Beijing. It paved the way for the unanimous adoption of a declaration reaffirming support for a 150-page platform of action for achieving women’s equality that was adopted in Beijing. “