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The Time to Save Women’s Lives is NOW

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This week world leaders meet at the London Summit on Family Planning. Governments around the world made commitments to family planning. Two years ago the Canadian government omitted birth control from our foreign aid strategy. According to Kenya Red Cross, pregnancy is the leading cause of death of girls aged 15-19 yrs in developing countries. USAID Kenya sites 1/4 of girls in sub-Saharan Africa drop out of school due to unintended pregnancies, and according to the World Health Organization 800 women die in childbirth every day. This is a problem. YWCA Canada supports a women’s right to self determination. The Time to Save Women’s Lives is NOW.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-carolyn-maloney/the-time-to-save-womens-l_b_1670998.html

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