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Pro-abortion feminist groups inflate illegal abortion numbers

16 October 2009

A former Peruvian health minister says pro-abortion feminist groups make false claims regarding illegal abortion numbers. Luis Solari said that when minister of health he was able to confirm that the figures claimed by pro-abortion groups were several times higher than the official figures. Mr Solari also said the pro-abortion groups in Peru were receiving money from foreign groups in order to change the law. [Catholic News Agency, 15 October] SPUC has pointed out that a new report on worldwide abortion rates by the pro-abortion Alan Guttmacher Institute also relies upon highly spurious guesstimates. The pro-abortion lobby has a proven track record of exaggerating illegal abortions numbers. [SPUC, 14 October]

A nurse who gave suicide advice online has loses his professional licence. William Melchert-Dinkel, a male nurse from Minnesota, America, used pseudonyms in online suicide chat-rooms to pose as an expert on suicide techniques. Two participants in the chat-rooms committed suicide. [Wesley J. Smith, 15 October]

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  • MEPs call for compulsory pro-Lisbon, pro-abortion school lessons
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  • Online suicide nurse loses licence
  • Late abortions data must be published, rules information commissioner [Telegraph, 15 October]
  • 46% of Spaniards oppose, 44% approve of government plans to expand abortion [, 12 October]
  • Europe is terminally ill from abortion says Spanish bishop [Catholic News Agency, 15 October]
  • Italian abortion rate falls, fertility rises in latest stats [, 15 October]
  • Actor rallies Mexicans to join march against abortion clinic [Catholic News Agency, 15 October]
  • Botched legal abortion almost kills Canadian woman [, 16 October]
  • Abortionist reflects on performing abortions while pregnant [, 15 October]
  • Another African cardinal condemns Western imposition of abortion on Africa [Zenit, 15 October]
  • Pro-life group launches law-suit to stop state paying women to donate eggs for embryo research [Catholic News Agency, 15 October]
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