Sunday, September 19, 2010

Abortion undermines maternal health worldwide

Writing in the Washington Post, pro-life Congressman Chris Smith explains why abortion is not the solution to the problem of maternal mortality in the developing world. He also explains what measures we do need to take to protect the health of women and children.

The piece begins:
An army of health activists and world leaders will gather at the United Nations this week to review the eight Millennium Development Goals agreed to at the start of the century and to recalibrate and recommit to more effectively achieve them by 2015. The overarching and noble goal is reducing global poverty. But the most compelling and achievable objectives -- huge reductions in maternal and child mortality worldwide -- will be severely undermined if the Obama administration either directly or covertly integrates abortion into the final outcome document.
Read the rest.