- Title: EGYPT: THE ISSUE OF ABORTION SET TO DOMINATE DISCUSSIONS AT
- Date: 9th September 1994
- Summary: CAIRO, EGYPT (SEPTEMBER 9, 1994) (RTV -- ACCESS ALL) 1. GV EXT: CONFERENCE CENTRE. 0.03 2. SLV: ABE WILLIAMS, SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATE, ARRIVING 0.10 3.GV/SV INT: DELEGATES WAITING TO ENTER FOR ABORTION DEBATE (2 SHOTS) 0.17 4. MCU: EITAN SABATELLO (ISRAELI DELEGATE) SAYING THAT CONFERENCE HAS BEEN HIJACKED BY THE ABORTION ISSUE AND THAT DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE THE MAIN ISSUE (ENGLISH) 0.48 5. MCU: ANNE TINKER (WORLD BANK) SAYING HOPES THE ISSUE WILL BE RESOLVED TODAY AS THERE IS A LOT TO SORT OUT AND NOT MUCH TIME (ENGLISH) 1.09 6. PAN/SV: VATICAN DELEGATION HURRYING PAST 1.17 7. GV/PAN: INT OF CHEFREN MAIN COMMITTEE ROOM AND DELEGATES PREPARING FOR ABORTION DEBATE. (2 SHOTS) 1.35 (BB/OS/pc)FM Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 24th September 1994 13:00
- Location: THE UN POPULATION CONFERENCE IN CAIRO CAIRO, EGYPT
- Country: Egypt
- Reuters ID: LVA983L79NC1NYAL1Z4SBZGW9B7X
- Story Text: The issue of abortion was set to dominate discussions at the United Nations (U.N.) population conference on Friday (September 9) in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt accused the Vatican on Wednesday of trying to dictate to the world and questioned its good faith at a big U.N. conference on population.
The Vatican has held up agreement on the abortion section of a draft declaration under discussion at the conference and many delegates say abortion has distracted them from other issues.
Delegates arriving at the conference had mixed views on the issue.
Israeli delegate Eitan Sabatello said the conference has been hijacked by the abortion issue. He said there appeared to be general agreement that abortion should only be used as a last resort and not as a method of family planning.
Anne Tinker of the World Bank said she hoped the issue would be resolved because there are many other important issues to be discussed at the conference.
Representatives from 177 nations are meeting at the U.N.
conference to tackle the issue of the world's exploding population.
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