Friday, November 6, 2009

How to lower maternal mortality rates

A paper published in The Lancet has confirmed what pro-lifers have been saying for years - maternal mortality rates can be significantly reduced through entirely ethical means. Experts have pointed out that providing cheap drugs to prevent haemorrhage and infection would cut deaths in childbirth by at least a third in developing countries, since blood loss and sepsis remain the leading causes of maternal death.

I spoke on this subject at the UN last year and noticed that it was discussed in a talk on feminism by a colleague at National Conference in September. Hopefully, studies like this will encourage aid agencies to put all their resources into the provision of vital medical care rather than allowing themselves to be hampered by the abortion lobby's twisted ideology.