The conference is to be co-chaired by the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Asha-Rose Migiro, and will have in attendance the executive directors of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the deputy executive director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as well as leading abortion providers such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Marie Stopes, Ipas and abortion advocates from across the globe.
The conference purportedly addresses maternal and child health but does not offer much in the way of sessions addressing the real issues that would actually help: such as vaccination, clean water, and the presence of skilled obstetricians. Instead the conference focuses on "reproductive rights" (read: contraception and abortion) and devotes its plenary session to the IPAS and Marie Stopes.
A representative of a pro-life NGO said,
"If UNICEF and the other organizers cared more about maternal and child health they would focus on the top killers of women and children. It is clear to us that this conference is more about promoting abortion than it is about dealing with the issues that most women face every day."
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