Nicaragua: Maternal Deaths Decrease Following Abortion Ban

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. …

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Abortion does not lessen maternal mortality in developing countries

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 …

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Latest global maternal mortality estimates show continuing need for improved care

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 …

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New World Health Organization report mistakenly links maternal mortality to abortion law

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 …

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Maternal Mortality and Abortion Advocacy

  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 …

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New Guttmacher Chief Doesn’t Let Facts Get in the Way of 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 …

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Chile and Ireland, where motherhood really is safe

What makes these two countries so similar in matters of maternal health and abortion? By Elard Koch What makes Chile and Ireland similar countries in matters of maternal health and abortion? In September 2012 I had the invaluable opportunity to participate as a member of the Committee on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare, convened in Dublin …

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“The Lancet” perpetuates the myth that abortion is necessary to prevent maternal deaths

By Paul Stark and Dave Andrusko The opinions expressed in the prestigious British medical publication The Lancet carry enormous weight, even when the conclusions are at war with the facts. A recent example is “Women’s choice is key to reduce maternal deaths.” This November 24 editorial is the latest pro-abortion attempt to exploit the tragic …

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Second Danish Study Shows Multiple Abortions Increase Maternal Mortality

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education & Research On the heels of a study that found higher mortality rates in mothers who aborted their first pregnancies, Priscilla K. Coleman, David C. Reardon, and Byron C. Calhoun have published a new study which looks at the effect of multiple abortions, miscarriages, or births …

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Lengthy Study of Denmark Pregnancies Shows Higher Mortality Associated with Abortion than with birth

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. The claim is made so often by representatives of the abortion industry and their allies in the press that many people assume that it is true that abortion is safer than childbirth.  But does the data really show that?   A new study out of Denmark that followed a whole nation …

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Why Guttmacher is wrong about maternal mortality and abortion

By Paul Stark Editor’s note. On Tuesday, NLRLC’s Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon wrote about the efforts of pro-abortionists to debunk an important study.  Yesterday, Mr. Stark offered an additional  elaboration of why the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute’s rebuttal, even if one accepts their suspect data, was so feeble. Both pieces are based on a point-by-point analysis …

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Author of study showing abortion limits do not increase Maternal Mortality demolishes pro-abortion critique

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL-ETF Director of Education and Research When Elard Koch and his colleagues published his study showing that abortion limits do not lead to increases in maternal mortality, they upset more than few apple carts.  Chief among them was the Guttmacher Institute, which has for years published “studies” claiming the exact …

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