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Former abortion patients declare "legal abortions do not equal 'safe' abortions"

"Real Maternal Health Care for pregnant women should not include abortion," states Denise Mountenay, President of Canada Silent No More, an organization of women damaged by legal abortions.

EDMONTON, AB, June 29, 2010/Canadian News Network/ - The Lancet, Medical Journal recently published an article on research stating a substantial decline in maternal deaths since 1980.(i) Making HIV/AIDS a huge factor in Maternal Morbidity, not so called "unsafe" abortions. (ii) Nations that outlaw abortion also have the lowest Maternal Mortality rates like Mauritius and Chile. Worldwide, the nation with the lowest maternal deaths is Ireland, a nation that prohibits abortion and protects the rights of the unborn.

Over 100,000 elective abortions are performed and paid for every year in Canada. Almost half are repeat abortions. Thousands of women around the world are writing declarations on the pain of legal abortion and how it has devastated their reproductive and emotional health.

In April, Mountenay gave an Oral Statement to the UN's 43rd Commission on Population & Development in New York. "It is mind-boggling how abortion advocates use euphemisms, rhetoric and pressure to push the population control agenda by tying it to Maternal Health Care," she reported. Adding, "Not one study shows induced abortion is therapeutic for women."

Although, abortion providers claim that abortion is safe; many studies substantiate that legal abortion is linked to depression, suicides, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, pre-term births and miscarriages in subsequent pregnancies. 30 credible worldwide studies link Breast Cancer to induced abortion! See: www.abortionbreastcancer.com .

The Elliot Institute reports that the majority of women do not want an abortion as 64% are coerced or pressured into it by boyfriends, parents, husbands and abortion clinic workers. Many women suffer cervical and uterine damage, sterility, guilt and deep remorse from abortions.(ii) www.afterabortion.org .

Women in developing countries need food, clean water, antibiotics and access to clean blood, emergency and basic obstetric care, repair for Obstetric Fistula, a devastating condition that is treatable & preventable. Pregnant women need sanitary medical health services to preserve life and delivery.

They need birthing kits, antibiotics, skilled birthing attendants and doctors who save lives. We commend our Prime Minister for wanting to extend REAL Maternal Health care to pregnant women in developing nations, not abortions.

Mountenay hopes that Canadians will no longer be forced to fund abortions.

(i) www.thelancet.com Published online April 12, 2010 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60518-1 (ii) Elliot Institute: www.afterabortion.org ; www.abortionbreastcancer.com ; www.bcpinstitute.org    Canada Silent No More 107 Discovery Ave. Morinville, AB. T8R 1N1 780-939-5774 www.canadasilentnomore.com

For further information: If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Denise Mountenay, please call 780-939-5774 or email 

CANADA SILENT NO MORE

Contact:  Founder/President

Denise Mountenay

780-939-5774

Cell: 780-267-5714

April 30, 2010

A Leger Poll in Nov. 2008 determined that the majority of Canadians want restrictions on abortions.

How could an invasive, mostly elective procedure which takes the life of a growing new baby from his mother, improve the mothers or pre-born child’s physical or mental health?  Having just returned from giving an Oral Statement to the UN Assembly on International Population & Development Conference in New York; it is mind-boggling how abortion advocates use  euphemisms,  rhetoric and pressure to push the population control agenda by tying it to Maternal Health Care.  

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Maternal mortality is the death of women during pregnancy, childbirth, or in the 42 days after delivery.  The target for Millennium Development Goal 5 is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by three-quarters from 1990 to 2015. According to several Polls, The Hon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Hon. Bev Oda are speaking for the majority of Canadians who oppose abortion on demand as a form of birth control and do not want to pay for this elective procedure either.  Bravo to our Government for wanting REAL Maternal Health Care for Pregnant women.

The Lancet, the world’s leading general Medical Journal recently published an article on research regarding this topic.  They confirmed that, “More than 50% of all maternal deaths were in only six countries in 2008 (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo).  In the absence of HIV, there would have been 281 500 (243 900–327 900) maternal deaths worldwide in 2008 .” [i] Making HIV/AIDS a huge factor in Maternal Morbidity! 

Lancet also declared that, “Our analysis of all available data for maternal mortality from 1980 to 2008 for 181 countries has shown a substantial decline in maternal deaths .” [ii]   They also stated that HIV/AIDS epidemic makes a substantial increase in maternal mortality in eastern and southern Africa-not abortions!

According to the World Health Organaization-2009 Report, the lowest African Maternal Mortality rate is in Mauritius. They also have Africa’s most protective laws for unborn children.  It is also interesting that the country with the lowest Maternal Mortality rate in South America, is Chile, which also outlaws abortion in its constitution.  While the country with the highest maternal mortality is Guyana; having unrestricted abortions on demand since 1995. Guyana has a Maternal Mortality rate 30 TIMES higher than Chile.

In South East Asia, Nepal has no restrictions on abortions; and also has the region’s highest maternal mortality rates .  While Sri Lanka has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, and has a maternal mortality rate 14 TIMES lower than Nepal!  Worldwide, the nation with the lowest maternal deaths is Ireland, a nation that prohibits abortion and explicitly protects the rights of the unborn. Do you see a pattern here?

FYI-On behalf of multitudes of former abortion patients who have suffered irreparable reproductive damage, and mental health we know that “Legal abortions” do not equal ‘safe’ abortions .   Of course, the abortion procedure is never ‘safe’ for the healthy, living baby inside his or her mother’s womb, and many studies confirm that abortion can injure women in many ways.  The Elliot Institute reported that the majority of women do not want an abortion as 64% of are coerced or pressured into it by boyfriends, parents, husbands and abortion clinic workers.  We hope Bill C510, a law to protect pregnant women from being coerced or pressured into abortions becomes a reality soon.  Many women suffer cervical and uterine damage, sterility, pre-term births in subsequent pregnancies, breast and cervical cancers, depression, guilt, remorse, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse etc….from legal abortions. [iii] www.afterabortion.org and www.abortionbreastcancer.com

Excerpts from my speech to the UN:  “According to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights , Article 3 states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”  And ICPD (1994), Chapter II, Principle 1.  Also, the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, states that “the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth,” - CRC (1990) Preamble.  Remember that personhood in history has long been attacked with injustices, such as Africans who were sold into slavery, treated like animals, having no right to life and liberty, Aboriginal peoples in North America, and other nations who were slaughtered and forced into Residential Schools and Reservations, classified as non-persons, and of course the horrors of the holocaust where millions of Jews and others were exterminated as part of a population control campaign.”

Scientists agree that Human life begins at conception.  Yet, Reproductive Rights and Health Services (RHS) by some NGO’s like Intl. Planned Parenthood, profit in the millions by terminating human life, through distributing abortifacient drugs and devices, steroidal patches, etc. and by performing induced abortions on pregnant women.  It is very lucrative for these wealthy NGO’s annually to push the abortion and contraception industry.  As post abortive women we hope our Government does not fork over another 18 million to these groups, but rather let’s give ‘Real Women of Canada’ and ‘Canada Silent No More’ some resources to promote the prevention of pregnancy and bring education and awareness to the forefront on the pain of legal abortions.

Women in developing countries need Education on how to prosper, get sustainable food, clean water and access to sanitary medical health services to preserve life and delivery. They need clean birthing kits to prevent infections; Access to skilled birthing attendants and doctors; Access to basic and emergency obstetric care: Access to clean blood;  Access to Repair Obstetric Fistula , which affects about 2 million women in developing countries and results in chronic incontinence with an estimated 50-100,000 new cases each year.  A devastating condition, which is preventable and treatable!

In conclusion, G8-Governments need to invest in essential Obstetrical care that values both the lives of the mother and her child. Pressure must increase to attain Goal 5 of really reducing maternal mortality by providing safe, clean medical care to pregnant women.  It should be unthinkable that in order to save women’s lives, their babies are destroyed.  Abortion is a violent form of birth control, thousands of women around the world are writing affidavit testimonies on the pain of legal abortion and how it has devastated their reproductive and mental health. 

Many developed countries who have had decades of women going through legal abortions on demand, using birth control devices, such as Intrauterine devices, cervical caps, and patches etc, women ingesting birth control steroidal drugs (Oral Contraceptives-increasing their risk of getting breast cancer-WHO) along with men and women having sterilizations are now looking at nations with well below replacement level birth rates for years now.  We have aging/dying populations.  We have shortages of doctors, shortages of nurses, shortages of labourers etc…and schools are shutting down…

Please consider what former US President, Thomas Jefferson once said, " The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

We commend our Prime Minister for wanting to extend REAL Maternal Health care to women in developing nations. 

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Ps….We have dozens of testimonies from women hurt by legal abortions across Canada, the USA has thousands of testimonies…also see attachments on damage of legal abortion to women.

Hope you print this side of the story on abortion debate-Our Voices Need to Heard…we have been there!

Denise Mountenay

Speaker/Author of Forgiven... a true story

Together for Life Ministries

Canada Silent No More

Founder/President

107 Discovery Ave. Morinville, AB. T8R 1N1

780-939-5774

www.canadasilentnomore.com

[i] www.thelancet.com Published online April 12, 2010 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60518-1

[ii] www.thelancet.com Published online April 12, 2010 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60518-1

[iii] Elliot Institute:  www.afterabortion.org ; www.abortionbreastcancer.com ; www.bcpinstitute.org   

Dr. Jean Kagio, MD. Ob/Gyno from Kenya, Africa states that “Abortion cannot end poverty because the health budget would go higher due to the increased number of patients, increased mortality and morbidity due to abortion complications to women…including psychiatric and assisted reproductive health services such as IVF.  Abortion would also increase sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS due to using abortion as a form of birth control, and this is quite expensive to treat.”

Deliveries attended from skilled health workers in developing regions have increased since 1990, from 53% in 1990 to 61 % in 2007, but there has been little progress in reducing Maternal deaths;  Maternal mortality declined only marginally, from 480 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 450 deaths per live births in 2005.  At this rate, the target of 120 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2015 cannot be achieved.  As part of the broader investment in public health programs, adequate financing for Maternal Health, especially dedicated to ensure SAFE deliveries, is CRITICAL!”  This will save the lives of women and children!