New York—World-renowned medical experts specializing in maternal health will present cutting-edge research and policy recommendations to international diplomats during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The expert briefing is co-sponsored by Personhood Education, Alliance Defending Freedom, Construye A.C., Vida y Familia de Guadalajara, and the Committee for Excellence in Maternal Healthcare.
In accordance with Millennium Development Goal 5, delegates to the CSW often discuss policies for reducing world-wide maternal mortality. Unfortunately, the International Planned Parenthood Federation and sympathetic delegations often use this admirable goal as a vehicle to advance resolutions which promote abortion in developing nations. The parallel-event on maternal health will counter these arguments by showing that abortion hurts women and their babies.
Experts’ presentations will focus on the implications of advances in women’s health for policymaking on maternal mortality and contemporary management of high-risk pregnancies. The evidence and findings of the Dublin Declaration, which says that abortion is not medically necessary, will be presented to United Nations delegations, along with empirical data showing the correlation between prohibiting abortion and improvement in women’s health.
“The medical evidence shows that abortion is not healthcare,” said Josh Craddock, Personhood USA’s United Nations Liaison. “It is essential that diplomats negotiating at the United Nations on matters of life and death be informed that abortion hurts women and is never medically necessary. Pregnant women and their babies deserve to be protected by healthcare practices which recognize the dignity of both patients.”
Policy-making to reduce maternal mortality: A holistic approach to maternal care
Held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 8:30-10:00AM
Boss Room, 8th Floor
Church Center for the UN
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
A reception will follow for representatives of national missions to the United Nations, beginning at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.
45 E 45th St.
New York, NY 10017
All national delegations and NGO representatives focusing on women’s health are encouraged to attend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.