Women Doctors to Tell UN: Abortion is Violence against Women, Never Medically Necessary

Press Conference Following U.N. Testimony to Feature International Experts

New York, NY – Following their Wednesday testimony before the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women (CSW), a group of international women medical experts will hold a press conference on March 6 at 3:00 pm ET at The Roosevelt Hotel to discuss the medical necessity of abortion and its impact on women.

“Delegations to the U.N. and advocates repeatedly use the ‘life of the mother’ as an argument for abortion, but evidence shows that the procedure is never medically necessary to save the life of the mother in any circumstance. In fact, abortion is always an act of violence against women,” said Dr. Donna J. Harrison, President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “If the U.N. is serious about protecting women’s health, they will stop encouraging this violence against women and take concrete steps to improve education about women’s health.”

WHAT: Press conference featuring medical experts


  • Dr. Monique V. Chireau, M.D., M.P.H., Duke University
  • Dr. Donna J. Harrison, M.D., American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Dr. Elard Koch, M.Sc, Center of Embryonic Medicine and Maternal Health, Chile
  • Dr. Eoghan de Faoite, Board Member, Committee on Excellence in Maternal Healthcare, Ireland

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:00 pm ET

WHERE: The Roosevelt Hotel. 45 E 45th St., New York, NY

“Abortion harms women and particularly those in the womb,” said Harrison. “The U.N. must end its perpetual push of this procedure on countries around the world.”

For further information, please contact Dan Wilson or Jameson Cunningham with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.


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