Being a good parent is not always easy and especially not now when we all, to some degree, feel the effects of the financial crisis. Then it is refreshing to receive an eye opener about how fortunate we really are. A good example is the campaign on maternal mortality and abortion organized by the Swedish NGO RFSU and culminating tomorrow March 8, on the International Women's Day.
RFSU's protest takes the form of a so-called "baby stroller march on a broad front" through the centre of
• that Sweden and other governments of the rich world commit the SEK 80 (approximately € 8) per year and OECD citizen needed to reduce maternal mortality by 70 percent.
• that the right to abortion is considered a human right and an important global issue.
• that countries to which Sweden provides development funds have an action plan for how to reduce maternal mortality, including measures to ensure access to contraceptives, information, safe abortions and medical care during childbirth.
Personally - as a distributor of RFSU's condoms in
Those of us who can not be physically present in
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RFSU’s demand for abortions to be considered a human right is controversial already within the EU, for example in
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