Ghosts of abortion debate haunt maternal, child health summit

Sexual and reproductive health needs more attention, say some development workers.

UN Photo: Eric Kanalstein
A single mother, right, feeds her child naan bread with water for breakfast, in western Afghanistan in June 2012. Afghanistan is one of 10 focus countries for Canadian maternal and child health aid.
Kristen Shane
Published: Wednesday, 05/14/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 05/15/2014 10:43 pm EDT

The same concerns about a lack of funding for safe abortions and sexual and reproductive health that bubbled up four years ago when Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared maternal, child and newborn health his main development priority threaten to boil over again as Canada and the world look to recalibrate their commitments later this month in Toronto.

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