Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Vietnam is abortionists' paradise

Though, of course, it's not so great for the women:

Vietnam Abortion Rates Very High, One Woman Dies Every Five Days
Hanoi, Vietnam (LifeNews.com) -- New reports out of Vietnam, where abortion is legal, are showing the number of abortions in the Communist nation is staggeringly high. In addition, one woman dies form a legal abortion in the Asian nation every five days.


Vietnam has long had one of the highest abortion rates in both Asia and the world and the number of abortions has been on the rise. According to national health statistics, 760,000 abortions were carried out in 1989, 1.3 million in 1994 and 1.4 million in 1995.


While experts say the communist government does not espouse abortion as a birth control method, the procedure is "heavily subsidized by the government," and "many published family planning campaigns still list abortion as a method of birth control" according to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur news agency.

Vietnam is one of two countries to receive an award from the United Nations in 1998 for its population control programs.

Let's see -- Give carte-blanc to legalized versions of "back-alley butchers," so that women die needlessly, and the UN singles you out for awards. I guess Vietnam gets an award from the UN because they cut the population by killing so many women in addition to so many fetuses, thus a much more effective program. Sort of a two-for-one population reduction.

I bet Rep. Carolyn Maloney is wringing her hands, wondering why US abortion practice can't be more like it is in Vietnam.

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