WASHINGTON, April 25, 2005 ( – The World Health Organization (WHO), the health branch of the United Nations maintains a list of drugs which it considers most important for health care. The Model List of Essential Drugs was established in 1977 and includes a long roster of analgesics, vaccines and anti-malarial drugs. Since the introduction of the deadly abortion drugs mifepristone and misoprostol, there has been a concerted lobbying effort by abortion organizations to get approval for it to be included in the list.

The WHO application report dated January 2005, said that in developing countries, of the 182 million pregnancies occurring every year, 20% end in abortion and that almost 80% of all abortions are conducted in developing countries. Without specifying the medical difference between ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ abortion, the report claims that about 68,000 women die each year from “unsafe abortion.”

The solution offered by WHO for such a deplorable death rate is not to stop the practice of abortion but to include Mifepristone and misoprostol among the WHO’s list of ‘essential medicines.’ What is not included in the report, however, is the testimony from the many doctors who have said the drug is too dangerous for women, or any mention of the several deaths it has already caused in countries where it is legalized, including Canada.

It has been commented many times that the UN’s pressure on sovereign countries to introduce abortion has flagrantly disregarded the laws of those countries. Revealingly, the report comments on availability of abortion in those countries where it is ‘considered’ illegal.

The WHO committee, which included two British and two US experts, recommended unanimously that the pills go on the essential medicines list.

The Guardian, one of the most dedicated supporters of abortion in the media of the UK, reports that the US department of Health and Human Services has been attempting to block the progress of the deadly abortion drugs onto the list.

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