Thursday, October 18, 2007

Bishops' Aide Criticizes Abortion Study

WASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 16, 2007 ( Legalization of abortion is no guarantee that the procedure will be "safe," says a U.S. bishops' aide.

Deirdre McQuade, director of planning and information at the Pro-Life Secretariat at the U.S. bishops' conference, criticized a study by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization published in the Oct. 13 issue of the British medical journal The Lancet, calling for the global legalization and promotion of abortion.

Citing the article "Induced Abortion: Estimated Rates and Trends Worldwide," McQuade pointed out, "Some say the new Guttmacher study shows that legalizing abortions makes them 'safe'; but the study's methodology is flawed."