The following information is excerpted from an article "SOGC, docs support G20 maternal/child health initiative" from the Canadian Healthcare Network at:
Dr. Jean Chamberlain who founded "Save the Mothers" says “When I was in Uganda I heard that the G20 was focusing on maternal/child health and I just about cried,” in an interview at the Society of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) annual meeting.
While abortion might be a politically debate in Canada, Dr. Chamberlain, with her international experience, said: “Most of these countries won’t accept money for abortion anyway.” And providing adequate maternal and family-planning care will actually drop the 70,000 unsafe abortions that go on in the world each day. “Let’s stop unsafe abortions,” she said.
“The politics in Canada should not derail this initiative,” said Dr. André Lalonde, executive vice-president of the SOGC. “(This) is the first prime minister ever in Canada to come out for maternal health. (Harper) adopted that in early in December and January. Let’s applaud it, let’s work with the government, let’s work with CIDA (Canadian International Development
Agency). There’s no project that is perfect in this world.”
He says, "Individual physicians and their families should write. . . to the Prime Minister to say they support this initiative. Let's do this. . . . In 20 years our kids will say 'Canada stood up and started this.' We don't want to lose this opportunity.
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