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The BMJ is at it again, promoting abortion. How such a news article
gets published in a reputable medical journal is bizarre. In justice an
article promoting the health protective effects of maternity should be
published to restore balance. Zealots who want to spread contraception and
abortion funded by government money under the guise of public health are a
serious health issue. Abortion and contraception do not improve public
health but damage it by pushing a libertine attitude to sex with its
resulting sequelae. Responsible parenthood is required and supportive
attitudes towards pregnancy and adoption that protect women in difficult
situations should be funded. The news item should be that " over 10
million mothers gave birth to over 10 million healthy babies this year
what a success for public health".