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This Country Banned Abortion and Now, Abortion Promoters Can’t Believe their Eyes!

“Outlaw abortion and abortion won’t stop. Women will just do it illegally and women will die!”

Or so the argument goes… But facts are pesky things, and they show that the opposite is true in Chile.

According to new research from the MELISA Institute, since Chile’s ban on abortion, not only has maternal health improved but the number of women seeking illegal abortion has plummeted!
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The Democracy Deficit in the EU

In May, the European Commission summarily rejected the largest democratic initiative in European Union history—a pro-life petition called “One of Us.” The decision left many wondering: Is participatory democracy dead in the European Union?

Self-governance is essential to any democratic regime, but that’s merely an inconvenient truth to the bureaucrats in Brussels. The European Union continues to wrestle with criticism of its ever-deepening democracy deficit — the failure of the EU system to involve citizens in the decision-making process.

Continue reading at the National Review Online…

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Sustainable Development and Maternal Health

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This is important information from the Life is Beautiful Platform at the United Nations. We are actively engaged in shaping the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and this information needs to be shared!

Planned Parenthood failed again

Twenty years ago, diplomats from around the world met in Cairo to draft a platform of action for encouraging economic development and meeting the needs of the global population. At that conference, radical special interest groups–including the International Planned Parenthood Federation–sought to establish an internationally-recognized “right to abortion” and impose population control programs upon developing populations. Despite some gains in the outcome declaration, these pro-abortion groups failed to achieve their ultimate goals.

Since 1994, the United Nations has held review conferences to evaluate progress on the Cairo platform for action. Each conference on population and development is basically the same: every year, developed regions such as the United States and the European Union try to push population control on developing regions by threatening to withhold aid money or otherwise twisting their arms. The same pro-abortion lobbyists show up to U.N. headquarters to push for more abortion around the world.

We’ve been there to resist their effort since 2011. Personhood has joined hands with other pro-life, pro-family organizations at the U.N. to encourage respect for the dignity of the human person. Together, our coalition is preventing the forces of death from advancing their agenda.

Last week was the 20th Anniversary of the Cairo agreement, yet Planned Parenthood and their cronies have been unable to advance beyond the agreed language of 1994. There is still no “right to abortion” in international consensus and human life remains protected in many countries around the world.But that doesn’t stop them from trying.

At one point last week, the document being negotiated by national delegations was chock full of references to “sexual rights,” “sexual and reproductive health services,” and “reproductive rights” (code at the U.N. for abortion). In fact, the document referenced these topics 20 times more often than it mentioned food. It never referenced clean water or literacy. Strange emphasis for a document purportedly dealing with global development, isn’t it?

Thankfully, at the conclusion of negotiations, many of these offensive references were deleted by the Chair. While not perfect, last week’s outcome document was yet another setback for Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion lobbyists at the U.N.

It’s essential that we continue to stand in the gap at the U.N. to prevent them from imposing their pro-abortion agenda on the rest of the world. Our U.N. outreach effort is small, but effective. We are a thorn in Planned Parenthood’s side. Your support for Personhood is truly making a difference around the world! Thank you for standing with us as we champion Personhood for every human being, from conception to natural death–both here in the United States and around the globe.

Pro-life sculptures depicting “The Miraculous Journey” revealed in Qatar

DOHA—A series of 14 sculptures created by Damien Hirst was revealed in Doha this week. The project, titled “The Miraculous Journey,” depicts the development of human life from conception to birth.

The series was concealed within giant balloons, which were successively removed to display the developing child. The series culminates in a 46-foot, anatomically correct baby boy. Together, the sculptures weigh 216 tons and are visible from both the highway and the desert. The project reportedly cost $20 million.

Mr. Hirst’s interest in the prenatal journey began when he had children of his own. “Everyone talks about our life’s journey, but we have a whole journey before you’re born,” he told the New York Times.

Other pro-life sculptures by different artists appear in Colombia and Slovakia.

See the photos from Qatar provided by Doha News:

Pro-life Ireland boasts better maternal and neonatal care than Great Britain

A new scientific study published by the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons indicates that Ireland provides better maternal and neonatal healthcare to pregnant women and their babies. The study reviewed more than 40 years of national health data, including rates of maternal mortality, stillbirth, and preterm birth.

uk irelandIn Great Britain, where abortion has been legal since 1968, rates of maternal mortality have remained obstinately high. The article reports maternal mortality of 6 per 100,000 in England and Wales. Meanwhile, abortion-free Ireland boasts one of the world’s lowest rates of maternal mortality, with only 3 deaths per 100,000 women.

Although Irish women can travel to Great Britain to obtain an abortion, the rate of abortions performed on Irish women remain low. The authors calculated that fewer than one-tenth of Irish women will experience an induced abortion, compared to one-third of English women. A prior medical history of induced abortion was correlated with preterm birth and low birth weight, which are in turn associated with with a higher rate of cerebral palsy. The study’s authors discovered that these indicators of neonatal health are also more favorable in the Irish jurisdictions.

“Over the 40 years of legalized abortion in the UK there has been a consistent pattern in which higher abortion rates have run parallel to higher incidence of stillbirths, premature births, low birth-weight neonates, cerebral palsy, and maternal deaths,” the authors conclude. “In contrast, both Irish jurisdictions consistently display lower rates of all morbidities and mortality associated with legalized abortion.”

The study comes on the heels of proposed legislation which would put Ireland on a path toward British-style abortion law.