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Friday, May 05, 2006

UN Suggestion for Dafur Victims of Genocide and Rape: Abortion

From LifeNews

A leader of a United Nations lobbying group says women who have been victimized in the difficult and brutal conflict in Darfur, Sudan should be given abortions, especially if they have been raped. Tamara Fetters, a researcher for Ipas, a population control advocacy group, says all refugee health facilities should be doing abortions.
There is no doubt that sexual violence against the women in refugee camps in Darfur and Chad is worsening.

Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, told Reuters Thursday that "The situation (in Darfur) is poor, bad and very alarming and what is particularly sad is to see no progress and a deterioration of the situation."

But instead of increased security, increasing humanitarian aid, peace deals to stop the conflict or moving refugees to other areas, Fetters says abortion is the solution.

Someone at the UN was clearly asleep at the switch. There was not one single mention of providing condoms in the entire report.
papijoe 8:25 AM