Friday, May 21, 2004

WHO Official Admits Legal Abortion is Not "Safe" For Women

At an international conference on population held in Washington, DC last week, an official from the World Health Organization (WHO) made an admission that undermines one of the most common arguments for the worldwide legalization of abortion on demand. Dr. Gunta Lazdane, European Regional Advisor to WHO on Reproductive Health and Research, said that, "up to 20% of maternal deaths are due to abortion, even in those situations were abortion is legal.there is a question whether 'safe' abortion is safe."  -  C-FAM (Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute) Friday Fax, 21 May 04
 
Another reason to oppose federal funding of international family planning organizations which carry out abortions.

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