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U.N. Official Admits Legal Abortions Not Safe For Women (5/04)

At an international population conference, a World Health Organization (WHO) official admitted that legal abortions aren't safe for women…

While U.N. leaders and abortion advocacy groups claim the unsafe nature of illegal abortions in many countries around the world ought to require legalization of abortion, they are often reluctant to acknowledge the damaging role legal abortion plays in the lives of women.

"Up to 20% of maternal deaths are due to abortion; even in those situations where abortion is legal there is a question whether 'safe' abortion is safe," said Dr. Gunta Lazdane [European Regional Adviser to WHO on Reproductive Health and Research]. 

Lazdane's statement is contrary to the WHO's regular claim that legal abortion is safe, and only illegal abortions are unsafe.

WHO's regular claim is not backed up by facts.

[21May04 Friday Fax; 23May04, #3266, LifeNews Pro-Life Report, http://www.lifenews.com/nat525.html]