Articles Tagged ‘Maternal Health’

Save the Mothers tackles maternal health in East

Every year, 358,000 mothers and 4 million babies die or are stillborn because of poor maternal care. Put another way, 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy. Approximately three per cent of women living in sub-Saharan Africa die because of complications relating to pregnancy. Save the Mothers is a Canadian charity that is attempting to remedy these preventable deaths. Save the Mothers was started by Dr. Jean Chamberlain-Froese, a Canadian obstetrician/gynaecologist, inspired by her experiences treating mothers ... (Continue reading)

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What is the government’s position on funding foreign abortion?

What is the government’s position on funding foreign abortion?

This past Spring, the Conservative government seemed confused about the message, if not its actual plan, when it came to funding abortion and contraception through its maternal health initiative. When the initiative first appeared in the newspapers, it was reported that Bev Oda, the Minister for International Co-operation and Minister Responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, was being advised by the pro-abortion, pro-population control Action Canada for Population Development. For ... (Continue reading)

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African Union submits to pro-abortion pressure on maternal health

The African Union (AU) finished its annual summit at the end of July with governments agreeing to make maternal and child mortality a continent-wide priority. The summit in Kampala, Uganda, ended with member states extending the controversial, non-binding Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) for an additional five years and expanding a new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA). Pressure was placed on the AU from UN agencies and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO). While United ... (Continue reading)

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Clinton criticizes Ottawa for excluding abortion from maternal health

Clinton criticizes Ottawa for excluding abortion from maternal health

Liberals insist Canada follow American abortion policy One week after a Liberal motion calling upon the federal government to provide for “the full range of reproductive options” in its international maternal and infant health initiative, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted that maternal health includes abortion and contraception during a visit to Canada. During a meeting of G8 foreign ministers in Gatineau, Quebec on March 29, Clinton called upon the Conservative ... (Continue reading)

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Our live coverage of the maternal health debate

At our website, TheInterim.com, we comment on current news items at our blog Soconvivium (www.theinterim.com/soconvivium). During the debate on the Liberal motion to require that abortion and contraception be made part of the government’s maternal health program (see story on page two), we “live-blogged” the proceedings. Here are excerpts of my comments as the debate progressed. 11:09 am: Liberal MP Keith Martin in his contribution to the debate offered this nugget: “Doesn’t pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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Government partially caves on maternal health

Government partially caves on maternal health

Campaign Life Coalition’s CLC National News publication was all ready for layout, with a story that praised the Conservatives for holding firm on keeping any facet of “reproductive health” out of the government’s signature policy to improve maternal and infant health in the developing world. On March 17, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon informed the foreign affairs committee that the initiative “does not deal in any way, shape or form with family planning.” ... (Continue reading)

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Maternal health

Michael Ignatieff has famously insisted that the government’s plan to address maternal health and infant mortality include abortion. We cover this story in depth on pages 10-11, but there are two important points. First, nobody in his right mind would equate abortion with maternal health; that much should go without saying, although apparently there are some things only a Harvard professor can believe. Second, every dollar that goes to abortion will not go to clean water, vaccinations, nutrition programs and ... (Continue reading)

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