by John-Henry Westen/(LifeSiteNews.com)
GENEVA, June 22, 2012 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a guide detailing the most effective ways to kill unborn children, with different methods at various stages of the unborn child’s development. The document is the second edition of “Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems” which was originally published in 2003.
“It is a horrific read,” stated Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) Global Outreach.
“Following these guidelines will assuredly kill women and their unborn children, especially in developing nations,” he added. “Some of the recommendations, WHO admits, are based on very low evidence. They are truly reckless and deadly.”
International abortion advocates lauded WHO’s new guide as a ‘major step forward’. IPAS, the organization which was founded on the creation of a vacuum device used in abortion, praised “WHO’s respect for the essential role of abortion access in women’s health and their ability to fully exercise their human rights,” evidenced in the new document.
The guidelines include four main topics: estimates on unsafe abortion worldwide, the latest clinical recommendations to perform abortions, recommendations for “scaling up” services, and advice on policymaking and legislation. The last of the four areas is not one usually found in medical advice documents, but WHO stresses the application of a “human rights framework” to advance pro-abortion policymaking and legislation — especially for young women.