Mothers We Can All Help
By United Nations estimates, 215 million women worldwide have an “unmet need” for family planning, meaning they don’t want to become pregnant but are not using effective contraception. The Guttmacher Institute, a widely respected research organization, estimates that if all the unmet need for contraception were met, the result would be 94,000 fewer women dying of pregnancy complications each year, and almost 25 million fewer abortions each year.
This makes the case for charitable US foreign aid…and I agree… we should help. We are citizens of the world. It’s not that much money to help women in poor countries get the condoms they need. It’s not our responsibility alone - we should work with other countries to make this happen.