Friday, November 26, 2004

Maternal Health: Suicide is a Major Risk

As we, in the USA, reflect on our good fortune, and our preoccupation with family values, it is good to pause for a moment and think of the global perspective:

Iraq has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world - 53 per 1,000 live births, compared to the UK's six per 1,000.

Given the fact quoted above, plus the fact that the United States of America has assumed responsibility for the well-being of Iraqi citizens, plus the fact that the current administration has proclaimed life-affirming values, one naturally would expect that the US government would be doing something about the dreadful maternal mortality rate in Iraq.  Read the rest at The Rest of the Story.