Study Shows 1.8 Million Babies Were Not Aborted in India Because of the Coronavirus

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 9, 2020   |   10:15AM   |   New Delhi, India

About 1.85 million unborn babies may have been saved from abortions during the coronavirus shutdowns in India, according to new research by a pro-abortion group.

The Indian Express reports the study from the Ipas Development Foundation found that approximately

59% of women in India who were seeking abortions between the end of March and beginning of May could not get them.

In India, there typically would be about 3.9 million abortions during that time period, but the researchers found that there were about 1.85 million fewer due to the world-wide shutdowns for the pandemic.

The researchers predicted an additional 33% of women will not be able to get abortions during the second, less restrictive phase of the coronavirus shutdowns, which started June 1, New Kerala reports. The researchers conducted their study through telephone surveys and information from medical experts in the country.

The research indicates many unborn babies and mothers were spared from the pain and death of abortion, but the pro-abortion foundation described the situation in the opposite terms.

“As COVID-19 turned into a pandemic, everyone’s complete attention and effort went to the containment of the virus, which quite naturally pushed a lot of health conditions and their management, including safe abortion, to the backseat,” Vinoj Manning, CEO, Ipas Development Foundation said. “The study was conducted to get a clearer picture of how COVID-19 restrictions have affected women seeking safe abortion services and what are the areas that will need focused efforts in the days to come.”

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Manning claimed women “need” to be able to easily and quickly abort their unborn babies. He urged Indian leaders to focus on expanding access to abortions across the country.

The foundation wants the country to put more resources into advertising abortions and creating a map of abortion facilities for women seeking them, according to the report. The pro-abortion group also recommended increasing access to abortion drugs and giving money to women for travel and other expenses to make it easier for them to abort their unborn babies.

Unborn babies may be legally aborted up to 20 weeks in India.

The Ipas Development Foundation in India is a partner agency of Ipas, an international pro-abortion group that lobbies countries to legalize and expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

Ipas also is the leading manufacturer of manual vacuum aspirators, which are used to abort unborn babies up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. According to the Population Research Institute: “They are large, unsophisticated syringes operated by hand that work by suctioning the fetus from its mother’s womb. The baby’s delicate body is crushed and sliced as it is aspirated through a long cannula. After the abortion procedure, the baby parts are emptied into a bowl of water or vinegar and inspected to insure that all pieces are there and accounted for.”

It sends these deadly devices all across the world and works closely with the United Nations Population Fund, which has been linked to forced and coerced abortions.