(One must encourage them when they do something right, not just criticize them for everything they do wrong)
Bravo Mr Harper and the Conservative government for not including abortion in international maternal health care! Abortion has never been therapeutic for anyone (including the mothers). To the contrary, the whole point of abortion is to induce the death of someone.
(From Canada Silent No More:)
The Lancet, the world’s leading general Medical Journal recently (...) declared that, “Our analysis of all available data for maternal mortality from 1980 to 2008 for 181 countries has shown a substantial decline in maternal deaths.”[ii] They also stated that HIV/AIDS epidemic makes a substantial increase in maternal mortality in eastern and southern Africa-not abortions!
According to the World Health Organaization-2009 Report, the lowest African Maternal Mortality rate is in Mauritius. They also have Africa’s most protective laws for unborn children. It is also interesting that the country with the lowest Maternal Mortality rate in South America, is Chile, which also outlaws abortion in its constitution. While the country with the highest maternal mortality is Guyana; having unrestricted abortions on demand since 1995. Guyana has a Maternal Mortality rate 30 TIMES higher than Chile.
In South East Asia, Nepal has no restrictions on abortions; and also has the region’s highest maternal mortality rates. While Sri Lanka has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, and has a maternal mortality rate 14 TIMES lower than Nepal! Worldwide, the nation with the lowest maternal deaths is Ireland, a nation that prohibits abortion and explicitly protects the rights of the unborn. Do you see a pattern here?
Women in developing countries need Education on how to prosper, get sustainable food, clean water and access to sanitary medical health services to preserve life and delivery. They need clean birthing kits to prevent infections; Access to skilled birthing attendants and doctors; Access to basic and emergency obstetric care: Access to clean blood; Access to Repair Obstetric Fistula, which affects about 2 million women in developing countries and results in chronic incontinence with an estimated 50-100,000 new cases each year. A devastating condition, which is preventable and treatable!