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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“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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Evidence presented at World Health Assembly that health care, not abortion, will solve maternal mortality

By Paul Stark Evidence that legalizing abortion does not reduce maternal mortality was presented this week at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), and Jeanne Head, R.N., U.N. representative and vice-president for international affairs at the National Right to Life …

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Pro-Lifers Promote Adequate Health Care as Solution to Reducing Maternal Mortality, UN Continues to Push Abortion

By Dave Andrusko Just how far apart—how diametrically opposite—are the answers pro and anti-life forces offer to the question of how to reduce maternal mortality among women in developing nations is a topic we’ve written about many times in NRL News and NRL News Today. Pro-abortionists say the answer is more abortions and a policy …

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