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U.N. Report on Maternal Deaths Disregards Optimistic New Statistics

By idaflo | June 18th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Navanethem Pillay, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

Navanethem Pillay, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. (UN Photo by Jean-Marc Ferre) Friday, June 18, 2010

By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor

( – A potentially influential new U.N. report on maternal mortality cites U.N. figures for childbirth-related deaths that have been called into question by recent independent research.
Pro-life critics view the report’s strong focus on “unsafe abortion” as part of an agenda to promote access to legal abortion as a human right, under the cover of advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight specific targets U.N. member states have pledged to achieve by 2015….
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