Monday, October 8, 2007

UNICEF is a sponsor to an initiative which will support legal abortion!

From Catholic News Agency:

"New York, Oct 8, 2007 / 10:53 am (CNA).- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a sponsor to an initiative that includes support for legal abortion.

The initiative, titled "Deliver Now for Women and Children," was launched in New York last week by various United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations. UNICEF has persistently denied that it supports abortion in any way, shape, or form.

The "Deliver Now" campaign's stated objective is the improvement of maternal and child health. It lists a number of severe maladies that affect maternal health, concluding “most maternal deaths could be prevented if women had access to and could use professional care.” The campaign defines quality care as including “services before and during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, as well as safe abortion.” "Safe abortion" is often a synonym for legal abortion..." (See entire article here.)


Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

Thank you so much for sharing this information! It is so important as often times things like abortion and contraception are seen like wonderful blessings to the third world-a little gift for the *developed* nations. As a mother of six (with two adopted from Ethiopia) I can't imagine how different my life would be if someone had thought they would have been helping my kids birth mother by terminating her pregnancies.

Jane (who grew up in Newtown, CT!)

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks so much for your comment,, Jane. Yes, it's an abomination that abortion and contraception are viewed as gifts to the third world! Please spread the word around about this article about UNICEF.

God bless,
PS That's neat that you grew up in Newtown! Where are you now?

Jane (a.k.a. patjrsmom) said...

Hi Donna,
I will add a link to this post on my blog. Thanks for sharing it.
We are in the midwest now, outside of Chicago; which is very nice-but it's no New England in the fall!