In the media, the struggle for the right to life often seems hopeless. That is not the full story.
MSI Reproductive Choices is a well-established NGO: 9,000 employees in 37 countries around the world, in order to “compassionately offer high-quality reproductive health care for all,” meaning abortion and contraception.
In its activity report for 2021, MSI alerts the public to the risk of what would be the “largest setback in the right to abortion in the history of the United States.” In the line of fire, the re-examination that the Supreme Court must make in 2022 on Roe vs Wade decision which, in 1973, declared abortion constitutional.
Similarly, the world's largest provider of voluntary terminations of pregnancy (abortion), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is concerned, for 2022, of a possible “reconsideration of access to abortion,” in the United States.
The two NGOs specializing in the culture of death characterize the past year as a “mosaic made up of gains and losses for abortion.”
MSI said it was pleased with “continued innovations in the delivery of abortion care,” particularly with regard to home abortions. In some countries, abortion pills are even delivered by post.
Using telemedicine to expand access to abortion was a priority for abortion advocates before the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has indeed given an impetus in this direction, but now the NGO is campaigning for this development to become permanent.
In terms of recognizing an international right to abortion, IPPF and MSI concede that the “progress” desired in this area has been hindered by the action of pro-life activists, and the status quo remains the rule here.
The two NGOs gave good and bad points, of course welcoming the liberalization of abortion laws and policies in several countries, including Argentina, Benin, Mexico, Nepal, San Marino, and South Korea.
But they also say they are “concerned” by the progress of the fight for life in El Salvador, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia: four states which are also in the sights of the UN and the European Community (EC) as far as the three central European countries are concerned.