Monday, April 30, 2007

Lower infant mortality rate in Afstan

INFANT mortality in Afghanistan has fallen dramatically since the demise of the Taleban, according to a new study, with 40,000 fewer babies dying every year.

Improvements in women's access to medical care since the Taleban were ousted from power five years ago was cited as the main reason for the death rate becoming significantly lower.

But there's still a ways to go:

However Afghanistan still has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates.

One in 60 Afghan women dies of pregnancy-related causes, said UN Population Fund executive director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid.


You can bet your bottom dollar that feminists will be demanding more abortions for women in Afghanistan, and tying any obstetric aid with the requirement to provide abortions. Never mind that it's a Muslim country and Islam generally condemns abortion.

This is why the mission must continue. If the Taleban get back, all this will be lost. Not to mention there will be a rise in terrorist activity.

H/T:Begin Each Day As If It Were on Purpose