The African Union members voted at their annual summit in late July to make maternal and child mortality a priority. They decided to extend the controversial Maputo Plan of Action (PoA) and expand a new initiative called the Campaign on Accelerated Reduction on Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).
But Joseph Meaney, director of international coordination for Human Life International (HLI), tells OneNewsNow why the issue should be inspected more deeply.
"It's very clear that the African Union is working in lockstep with the International Planned Parenthood Federation -- and to a certain extent [with] the United Nations as well -- to promote abortion in the context of maternal health," the pro-lifer suggests.
Deaths of pregnant women, he explains, will be blamed on unsafe abortion and the lack of reproductive rights. So abortion activists are trying to wed that with maternal death numbers, which, according to Meaney, "doesn't work scientifically speaking, but it's very useful for propaganda purposes." Read more