Doctors tell UN commission abortion is not necessary

An international panel of doctors has told the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women that abortion is not necessary to promote women’s health and can actually harm women instead.

The doctors challenged assumptions that the expansion of health care and women’s rights demands the expansion of abortion.

They stressed that pregnancies — even those considered to be high-risk — do not necessitate conflict between the needs of the mother and those of the child.

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