Editor’s note. Last month Prof. Ian Gentles wrote a terrific review of the second edition of a fine pro-life resource.
Scholar that he is, when Prof. Gentles noticed a “small error,” he immediately asked me to run this correction, which I am glad to do.
In the review article that I wrote last month of our book Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women, (2nd edition, deVeber Institute for Bioethics, 2018), I was guilty of a small error. While I correctly stated that Bangladesh has a significantly better infant mortality rate than India, I mistakenly stated that its maternal mortality is also significantly better.
In fact the two countries’ maternal mortality is virtually identical, despite Bangladesh not allowing abortion, while India does. Bangladesh is of course much the poorer of the two, which makes its relatively low maternal mortality all the more remarkable.