Catholic World News reports that:
The United Nations Population Fund has issued its annual State of World Population report.
The report decried barriers to adolescent “reproductive health” care, including laws that require parental consent for contraception or abortion. The report also lamented the influence of religious organizations in opposing “comprehensive sexuality education” and criticized religious leaders and parents for regulating “access to information and services.”
Parental consent laws in the U.S. Vary by state and leads to a situation where some states, like Maryland, require parental consent for a minor to use a tanning bed but not to have an abortion.
This story comes on the heels of reports that two other UN bodies, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, sterilized Kenyan women without their knowledge.