The head of the World Health Organization signaled Wednesday the United States — not Canada — was on the right track over the question of supporting access to abortion services amid an international bid to improve child and maternal health.
Dr. Margaret Chan tipped her hand just minutes after sitting next to International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda at a news conference at the United Nations, where the two women and other dignitaries joined UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in announcing the launch of the world body’s new push to reduce maternal childbirth and pregnancy deaths.
Chan described abortion as a “very complex, difficult and sensitive” issue, but went on to praise U.S. President Barack Obama for his position that women have a legal right to the procedure.
The US has one of the most liberal abortion laws in the Western world. Lord Jesus have mercy on us. A moving video: