UNICEF Recommends Preferred Abortion Method

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) claims to be neutral on the issue of abortion. However, in a cooperative effort by UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank a 393-page guide was produced on “Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Within the document, detail is given on UNICEF’s preferred method of abortion: Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA).

“The preferred method of evacuation of the uterus is by manual vacuum aspiration. Dilatation and curettage should be used only if manual aspiration is not available.” 1

Specifics are then given on how to perform a dilatation and curettage abortion and an abortion using the MVA method. 2

UNICEF writes concerning the types of abortions and directions are even given on the administration of misoprostol – the first pill in the deadly combination of the abortion drug RU 486.

Women are to take the “misoprostol 400 mcg by mouth (repeat once after four hours if necessary); Arrange for evacuation of uterus [MVA] as soon as possible.” 3

Durbin Clinical Sales of the UK is utilizing UNICEF’s joint document as an endorsement of abortion methods to sell equipment for killing babies.

“ Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) is a simple and effective method for uterine evacuation. The procedure is 99% effective, with lower complication rates than D&C, quick to perform, gentle and patient-friendly. A joint publication by WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank and endorsed by the International Confederation of Midwives and FIGO recommends MVA as the procedure of choice: “The preferred method of evacuation of the uterus is by manual vacuum aspiration. Dilatation and curettage should be used only if manual vacuum aspiration is not available.” 4

1 World Health Organization, Managing complications in Pregnancy & Childbirth: A Guide For Midwives & Doctors, WHO Geneva, 2003 p P-61
2 World Health Organization, Managing complications in Pregnancy & Childbirth: A Guide For Midwives & Doctors, WHO Geneva, 2003 pp P-61 – P-68
3 World Health Organization, Managing complications in Pregnancy & Childbirth: A Guide For Midwives & Doctors, WHO Geneva, 2003 p S-11
4 Durbin Clinic Sales, Sexual Health Supplies 2009, Durbin Sales 2009 pp 51-52

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