Sunday 9 August 2009

Pro-abortion lobby acknowledges "huge surge in maternal deaths" in South Africa

For decades the pro-abortion lobby has fought for legalized abortion in order, they claim, to reduce maternal mortality, in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

Now the IPPF, the world's largest abortion-promoting agency, is acknowledging a huge surge in maternal deaths in South Africa where abortion was legalized with the implementation of the Freedom of Choice Act in 1996. The Centre for Reproductive Rights, which campaigns for legalized abortion worldwide, boasts that South Africa's "is one of the world's most liberal abortion laws".

It's high time that the pro-abortion lobby were honest with women and with politicians and that they now go on to acknowledge facts like the following: that countries like the Republic of Ireland, with its constitutional ban on abortion, also has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the world, according to figures published by the World Health Organization in 2007; that Northern Ireland, with its comparatively restrictive abortion legislation, has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the UK; that pro-abortion claims about illegal abortion being a major cause of maternal deaths are, according to the UN population division in World Population Monitoring 2002, "quite speculative since hard data are missing for the large majority of countries"; and that the legalization of abortion does nothing to solve the underlying problem of poor health care in the developing world.

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