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WHO Says US Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe Bucks 40-Year Global Trend

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization.

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization.

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

The Director-General of the World Health Organization blasted the Supreme Court’s decision that wiped out the constitutional right to an abortion as a “set-back” for the 40-year global trend toward increased access to safe abortion. 

“It is more important than ever to come together to protect women’s right to safe abortion — everywhere,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said in a media briefing Wednesday.