Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Guttmacher raises funds for bogus pro-abortion report

The following is a news release from MCCL Global Outreach.

MINNEAPOLIS — In a recent fundraising letter for the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, President and CEO Sharon L. Camp requests contributions to complete "Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress." The report will be issued before the end of the year with the purpose of promoting abortion globally.

"This document is going to be presented to policy experts and the general public as a legitimate report on the status of abortion and maternal mortality around the world, while in reality it is just more pro-abortion propaganda funded by pro-abortion donors," stated Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of MCCL Global Outreach.

Guttmacher began as the research division of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and later became independent. Its fundraising letter, dated Aug. 11, 2009, reveals the organization's true agenda: "Our evidence has paved the way for major policy reforms, from the liberalization of abortion laws to the introduction of new programs bringing post-abortion care to women."

The Guttmacher report is reminiscent of the days when U.S. tobacco companies would hire "researchers" to produce self-serving "studies" that showed smoking would not cause cancer. Guttmacher is involved in the same type of deception today regarding women's and babies' lives.

The simple, verifiable facts concerning abortion and maternal mortality are as follows:
  • The more abortions are performed, legal or illegal, the more women will die.
  • No abortion is "safe" because every "successful" abortion kills at least one human being.
  • Maternal mortality reduction is achieved through adequate health care infrastructure, clean water and a clean blood supply.
  • Abortion-on-demand laws do not reduce maternal morbidity rates.
"The various health policy experts around the world, including the World Health Organization, United Nations, and distinguished health ministers, must reject this coming report from the Guttmacher Institute as it smacks of the impropriety of pro-abortion donors buying pro-abortion statistics to advance a pro-abortion agenda," Fischbach explained. "Women and their babies deserve more from those who claim they want to build a better world for them."

A recent MCCL GO report shows that the reduction of maternal mortality is achieved through improvement of women's health care, not the legalization of abortion. The worldwide report is available for download in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.

For more information about MCCL GO, visit www.mccl.org.