Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at Marie Stopes Clinic as British Ads Run

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 24, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Woman Dies From Botched Abortion at Marie Stopes Clinic as British Ads Run

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 24
, 2010

London, England (LifeNews.com) — As the Marie Stopes International abortion business begins running abortion ads on television in England tonight, news surfaces that a woman in India died from a botched legal abortion at an MSI abortion center. She is one of several women to have died recently in India from failed abortions.

According to the Republica newspaper, a woman identified as Durga Devi Khadka went to a Marie Stopes center for an abortion of her 10-week-old unborn child.

She died at the MSI facility located in Damak Municipality-15 of Jhapa district on Sunday night.

Her family members told the newspaper they blame the "shoddy" practices and abortion practitioner at the Marie Stopes abortion business. Police have detained Chitra Bahadur Karki, the owner of the abortion center, for an investigation.

The abortion death comes as MSI is running new abortion commercials on Channel 4, despite criticism from pro-life groups and a potential legal challenge.

The Britain-based abortion business Marie Stopes International announced earlier this year that it did 920,000 abortions in 43 countries in 2009. MSI indicated most of its work takes place in developing countries and in rural areas or urban slums where is says the "need" for abortion is at its greatest.

The 920,000 medical and surgical abortions represented a 56% increase on the previous year’s figures.

Ironically, MSI officials claim they are able to avert maternal deaths by doing the abortions.

"MSI family planning and reproductive health services across 43 countries averted … nearly 35,000 maternal deaths, reducing global maternal mortality by about six percent," the abortion business claimed.

That comes even as research data continues to show that nations where women and children are protected from abortions see the lowest maternal mortality rates.

In January, an India doctor was arrested in a newly-reported case of a botched abortion that killed a woman. The Times of India indicated the Vikhroli police recently registered a case of medical malpractice against Dr. Vinod Ganpati Prabhu.

Prabhu did an abortion on a woman who was three months pregnant in April 2006 at the Priya Maternity Home.

The newspaper indicates a panel of five doctors from JJ Hospital investigated the failed abortion and submitted their report to police on December 30, asking that Prabhu be charged.

Before that, LifeNews.com reported on another Indian woman who died from a botched legal abortion recently and was at least the third to die from a legal abortion and have her case make the Indian media.

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