A British-based pro-life leader said that a recent study by two influential organizations supposedly showing that “unsafe” abortions are on the rise is nothing more than pro-abortion propaganda.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s de facto research arm, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), from 2003 to 2008 the abortion rate fell ever-so-slightly from 29 to 28 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age. However, between 1995 and 2008 the numbers of “unsafe” abortions supposedly skyrocketed from 44 percent 49 percent.
By WHO’s definition, an abortion is considered “unsafe” when it is performed by an individual who has not been properly trained to dispatch pre-born babies, or when it is done in a sub-standard medical environment. Since abortion — “unsafe” or otherwise — comes with a whole host of possible complications, deaths among pregnant women undergoing the procedure have become an ever-increasing concern among global health “experts.”
Dr. Gilda Sedgh, a researcher at the Guttmacher Institute, explained that the increase in risky (to the mother) abortions is “because a growing proportion of abortions are taking place in the developing world.”
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