I always love running into Andrea at pro-life, pro-family events. We live on virtual opposite ends of the country so it’s a treat to see her. The Conference has done its job, namely to re-invigorate us, so I feel inspired to get posting again on PWPL. The Conference is well underway and has been a great success.
Dr. Wally of MaterCare International whom Andrea refers to is well worth noting. He does incredible work in Africa, attending to women in desperate need of obstetric care. His work with pregnant women in Africa, setting up both the clinics and the infrastructure to get women to them, is an amazing feat.
Death from the lack of proper care to women having their babies is a very prevalent problem – in fact 91% of those deaths occur precisely because they cannot get care during the last trimester of pregnancy and birth. What is even more tragic, however, is that his appeal to the Canadian government for aid (from CIDA) has fallen on deaf ears for years now.
MaterCare International has frequently been asked to brief government officials about this issue, but has never been given a cent in aid money. Instead, funding has gone to Planned Parenthood and other organizations whose only mandate is to provide contraception and abortion.by