50 million abortions worldwide are still not enough   WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2002 ( – The international population control movement has found a novel way to evade countries’ abortion laws, in order to increase the number of abortions overseas under the guise of women’s health, says Dr. Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute.  According to PRI, abortion advocates are promoting the Manual Vacuum Aspirator (MVA), which enables abortionists to ply their trade under the guise of “miscarriage treatment” or “uterine evacuation.” The MVA is a hand-held syringe used to “evacuate the contents of the uterus,” PRI reports, and is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “uterine evacuation technique” through “12 weeks” gestation.  The device is a boon to abortionists operating “in countries where abortion is illegal, and in circumvention and violation of international norms and standards which prohibit abortion,” according to Dr. Mosher. “Not only is this method of abortion immoral,” he adds, “it is extremely unsafe for women,” with a high maternal death rate in the developing world.  In countries where abortion is illegal, like Peru, the abortion movement is lobbying fiercely for greater MVA acceptance in the name of “care for miscarriage,” Dr. Mosher reports, citing a letter to the Peruvian Minister of Health dated May 17, 2002 and co-signed “Pathfinder, USAID employee,” et al.  To read the World Health Organization document “Clinical management of abortion complications: a practical guide;” Annex. 11, “Manual Vacuum Aspiration,” see:   For PRI’s weekly briefing on Manual Vacuum Aspiration see:


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