The World Health Association is promoting dangerous, self-induced abortions in countries where aborting unborn babies is illegal or heavily restricted.
Last week, the Trump administration called out the disturbing agenda during the Second International Conference on Family Policy hosted by the Hungarian Embassy, according to the Christian Post.
“So the World Health Organization (WHO) is actually encouraging organizations to go behind the backs of countries that have any restrictions on abortion and provide self-care [abortions] to the women in those countries. That even on its face from a sovereignty aspect is problematic,” said Valerie Huber, senior policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs.
Speaking to the conference Dec. 4, Huber accused the WHO of promoting dangerous abortion practices rather than focusing on real solutions to reduce maternal mortality rates, according to the report.
“The World Health Organization just this year promoted self-care abortion: ‘self-care for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including, for instance, self-managed medical abortion in countries where abortion is illegal or restricted,’” she said.
Here’s more from the report:
She said that while only one out of 5,000 women in high-income countries die from maternal mortality, that number skyrockets to 1 out of every 36 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Huber contended that maternal mortality internationally is a “winnable battle” and is a problem that “can be cured.” She noted that in countries where rates of maternal mortality are highest the rate of skilled birth attendants is very low.
While several causes are at play when it comes to the prevalence of maternal mortality like severe bleeding after birth, infection, and preclampsia, Huber criticized the WHO for listing “unsafe abortion” as a cause of maternal mortality.
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Abortions never are safe. Unborn babies die and sometimes their mothers do, too, especially if they do not have access to basic medical care.
In a 2017 news release, however, the WHO argued in favor of making abortions more widely available through legalization, according to the Post.
“In countries where abortion is completely banned or permitted only to save the woman’s life or preserve her physical health, only 1 in 4 abortions were safe,” the news release stated. “[W]hereas, in countries where abortion is legal on broader grounds, nearly 9 in 10 abortions were done safely. Restricting access to abortions does not reduce the number of abortions.”
But even a prominent pro-abortion researcher recently debunked that claim. She admitted that abortion bans and restrictions do prevent abortions, thereby saving unborn babies’ lives.
Huber said promoting abortion is not the solution to maternal mortality problems.
“I’m very sorry to say that in international settings, the discussion about maternal mortality is almost completely overshadowed by this debate over abortion,” she told the conference. “And it should not be so. … It diverts away to something that is instead controversial.”
The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nations, which has a long history of promoting abortions all over the world.
President Donald Trump stopped giving tax dollars to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2017 because it pushes abortions on other countries and has worked with China for decades to implement its oppressive population control policies. Trump renewed the order again in 2018 and 2019. The decision cut about $32.5 million in funding from the UNFPA budget.