Human Rights Policy and Nonprofit Organizational Development

Quoted and reported by IPPF

In Policy Blog on July 26, 2010 at 2:13 am

I’m very excited to see that the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has pulled from my recent column on abortion in Kenya for a News Room article.

Here it is.

From the article:

Religious leaders campaigning against the Proposed Constitution have come under criticism from a global organization for their stand on abortion.

Ms Brook Elliott Buettner has accused the clergymen of favouring the life of the unborn child over that of the mother.


Buettner, a social justice worker and freelance human rights policy researcher, points out that 15,000 women die annually of pregnancy-related complications and more than a third in unsafe abortion.

“Maternal mortality rates in Kenya are among the world’s highest. Direct medical causes for maternal death include haemorrhage, infection, obstructed labour and unsafe abortion,” she cautions.


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