FRIDAY
March 9, 2001
volume 12, no. 68

International Abortion Groups Call Bush Fascist



    LONDON, Mar. 8, 01 (CWNews.com) - A meeting of pro-abortion population control groups accused US President George W. Bush of a "fascist approach" when he ordered an end to US funding of international groups that promote abortion.

    The coalition of groups said Bush created a double standard that they said restricts reproductive choices-- abortion-- in the Third World while women in wealthy countries have the full-range of abortion services. "We condemn this double standard," Dr. Med Bouzidi, of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), told a news conference.

    The news conference was called to unveil a report by Population Action International that said 98 percent of the 3.4 million adult deaths due to reproductive issues, including abortions and maternity death, occurred in poor countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The report ranks 133 countries according to their sexual and reproductive health in 10 categories including maternal deaths, prenatal care, use of contraceptives, HIV/AIDS, and teenage pregnancies. Ethiopia has the highest overall risk, according to the report, followed by Angola, Chad, Afghanistan, and the Central African Republic. Italy, Sweden, Finland, Singapore, and the Netherlands have the lowest.


March 9, 2001
volume 12, no. 68
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