[The most death and suffering dealing organizations today are not militaries, but rather religious and others that sabotage international programs to assist women in poor nations from conceiving children — both at terrible risk to themselves and to the children born that cannot be fed or provided adequate medical care even for easily treatable conditions.

Periodically one will hear of the Catholic Church’s efforts to block contraception and abortion programs. In one country, Nicaragua, abortion is even outlawed to save a woman’s life!

Those dying and suffering number in the many millions each year. The Times article here cites the 536,000 women so dying each year, but not the millions upon millions of children doomed to early and painful deaths through starvation, diseases, and injuries not treated.

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Ed Kent]

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DEATH IN BIRTH
Where Life’s Start Is a Deadly Risk
By DENISE GRADY
More than half of the 536,000 women who die each year in pregnancy and childbirth are in Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/health/24birth.html?th&emc=th

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