By Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOG 1. Abortion limits will not prohibit medical interventions for life-threatening emergencies. Limiting abortion will not prohibit any life-saving medical interventions, as is clearly shown by every pro-life state law having exceptions for the life of the mother. These laws typically specify that a physician may use his or her “reasonable medical judgment” …Continue reading "Twelve Reasons Women’s Health and Maternal Mortality Will Not Worsen, and May Improve, in States with Abortion Limits"
By Kelsey Hazzard, board President, Secular Pro-Life We all heard the sky-is-falling takes after Dobbs was announced: Pregnant people won’t be able to access life-saving care! Women will be dying in the streets! Doctors will be jailed for trying to save their patients! If you’re happy about the Supreme Court’s decision, you’re a monster! Inconveniently for the abortion …Continue reading "Maternal Health Figures Improving Post-Dobbs, New Data from the CDC reports"
By American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs The baseless narrative that the U.S.’s poor maternal health is attributable to abortion regulations only serves to harm women. Several weeks ago, we responded to these claims by abortion advocates on social media, refuting them and calling attention to the factors that actually contribute to the maternal mortality crisis in this country. Yet this narrative attempting to connect …Continue reading "CDC’s provisional maternal mortality numbers for the post-Dobbs years show a decline in deaths"
By American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists Editor’s note. This post from AAPLOG debunks recent stories that claim that the effect of protective pro-life laws is to worsen maternal mortality when the opposite is true, as early CDC data post-Dobbs reveals. The baseless narrative that the U.S.’s poor maternal health is attributable to abortion regulations only …Continue reading "Debunking pro-abortion claims, CDC’s provisional maternal mortality numbers for the post-Dobbs years show a decline in deaths"
By Michael Cook A damning report on a regional UK hospital system has found that around 131 stillbirths, 70 neonatal deaths, and nine maternal deaths might have been avoided if better care had been provided. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the independent review, by Donna Ockenden, a midwife, revealed “a tragic and harrowing picture of …Continue reading "Scathing report on English hospital’s maternity care"
By Michael Cook A damning report on a regional UK hospital system has found that around 131 stillbirths, 70 neonatal deaths and nine maternal deaths might have been avoided if better care had been provided. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the independent review, by Donna Ockenden, a midwife, revealed “a tragic and harrowing picture of …Continue reading "Scathing report on English hospital’s maternity care "
By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues Since banning all abortions in 2006, Nicaragua has lowered its maternal deaths. The Ministry of Health reported that in 2016, 38 women died per 100,000 childbirths, down from 93 women per 100,000 childbirths. In 2011, Nicaragua was awarded the World Health Organization’s “America Prize” for reducing its maternal mortality. …Continue reading "Nicaragua: Maternal Deaths Decrease Following Abortion Ban"
Editor’s note. This comes from the Toronto-based deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. Toronto, Ontario: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent ear-marking of tens of millions to promote abortion in the developing world is not justified by the evidence about what genuinely promotes women’s health. Contrary to a widespread assumption, research shows that statewide abortion …Continue reading "Abortion does not lessen maternal mortality in developing countries"
By Paul Stark The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released its latest estimates of maternal mortality, “Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015.” Millennium Development Goal (MGD) 5A sought to reduce maternal mortality by 75 percent between 1990 and 2015. The world did not meet that target, although it made significant progress. While acknowledging …Continue reading "Latest global maternal mortality estimates show continuing need for improved care"
By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new report concerning the global problem of maternal mortality. The document correctly notes that while maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) have declined, this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO …Continue reading "New World Health Organization report mistakenly links maternal mortality to abortion law"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. Ever since reducing maternal mortality was established as one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), abortion advocacy groups have been working hard to affix their own goals inextricably to the global effort to reduce the incidence of death of mothers in childbirth. As the MDGs near their expiration, some …Continue reading "Maternal Mortality and Abortion Advocacy"
By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. NEW YORK, May 9 (C-FAM) The Guttmacher Institute announced its new president this week: an abortion advocate who argued against transparency with health statistics, preferring to “lock all the academics in a black box” until they agree to “a consensus set of numbers.” Ann Starrs, who co-founded the abortion-promoting Family …Continue reading "New Guttmacher Chief Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Advocacy"