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Sunday, June 27, 2010

The last word on the maternal health initiative.

The announcements are starting to emerge from this 1.2 billion dollar boondoggle called the G8/20. Here is the PM's press release on the maternal health initiative. It's no surprise that the amount of money dedicated to the cause will be much less than the amounts that were thrown around prior to the summit.  And, as with HIV/AIDS funding and aid to African countries, will the promised money materialize, or will it disappear as soon as something else attracts someone's attention? For the record, I never believed for a second that Stephen Harper cared one whit for maternal health. It was just politics, the ultimate motherhood issue. And I've got to say that I'm glad it backfired on him and that his politicking on the backs of women was exposed. But I'm saddened that women and their children across the world will continue to suffer. This is the real heartbreak.

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