As part of the campaign SPUC is holding a public street exhibition and education drive from 27 June - 10th July, in central London, 1pm-5pm everyday further details of which will be issued shortly. contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or if you would like to help with the exhibition.
This campaign was launched in support of programmes for good maternal healthcare whilst at the same time opposing attempts to use the issue of maternal mortality and maternal health in general as a Trojan horse to impose abortion on developing countries rather than deal with the real problems facing mothers.
In developing countries, tens of thousands of women die as a result of childbirth every year. This figure may be in the hundreds of thousands - statistics from developing countries are often highly inaccurate and are frequently manipulated for political or ideological ends - but whatever the exact figure, these deaths are almost all preventable.
These deaths could be prevented by providing basic maternity care, improving infrastructure (such as transport and clean water supplies) training professional helpers and improving the standing of women in many countries. Unfortunately, western aid agencies and governments have included abortion as part of the solution to maternal mortality, pointing to what one charity describes as "a real poverty - the lack of compassion and love."
No woman should die in childbirth for want of basic medical care.
No baby should be sacrificed under the banner of 'reproductive health'.
The Mayisha Campaign:
* supports and campaigns for good and ethical maternal healthcare in developing countries
* lobbies the Department for International Development to adopt ethical policies regarding maternal health
* condemns attempts to use maternal health as a Trojan horse to impose abortion on developing countries rather than deal with the real problems facing mothers.