In the wake of the scandals that rocked US Abortion giant Planned Parenthood and the closure on medical grounds of UK's Marie Stopes Clinics, Dutch abortion clinics are embroiled in a massive embezzlement fraud that has forced the closure of 40% of Dutch abortuaries. In September the small Christian daily paper, Nederlands Dagblad, revealed that CASA, running almost half the Dutch clinics, had fraudulently charged the taxpayer for the services of a second doctor at abortions. Abortion in the Netherlands is paid for by the taxpayer. This was followed by anti corruption Group Follow The Money discovering that CASA had charged the government for non existent clients.
The Polish Parliament recently approved a bill which will provide financial assistance to women whose babies are prenatally diagnosed with severe disabilities and who decide to continue with their pregnancies and give their babies a chance at life. The new policy will offer the equivalent of 900 euro a month to families to help contribute to the cost of caring for a child who may have special needs. Polish politicians are hoping that this will encourage families who are given tragic prenatal diagnoses choose life and provide for their children.
Last week, the Italian Health Ministry announced that a 19-year-old woman had died during an abortion procedure at Cardarelli Hospital in Naples. The young mother - Gabriella Cipolletta - died after going into hypovolemic shock during the abortion after losing too much blood. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports that Ms. Cipolletta discovered she was pregnant when she went to the doctor to be treated for a skin infection.
Irish families will travel to Geneva on Wednesday to launch a major global initiative to stop lethal and discriminatory language being used regarding unborn children with disabilities. Language such as the phrase 'incompatible with life' is causing "lethal discrimination against children diagnosed with severe disabilities, both before and after birth", a conference hosted by the families at the United Nations in Geneva will hear.