Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Bush turns blind eye to women suffering from Fistula

More real stories about the impact of Bush's continued blockage of all $34 million congressionally-approved funding to the U.N. Population Fund on actual women in Africa.

This time, Women's ENews documents how an estimated two million women are currently suffering from an easily cured condition called fistula. It's a rather unpleasant condition caused by prolonged and difficult labor that causes chronic, uncontrollable urinary and stool leakage. Not surprisingly, women who develop this condition are ostracized by their families and communites. The sad thing is, a simple 15 minute surgical procedure can fix it.

As you may recall, this is the third year the Bush administration has blocked these critical funds due to their claim that the fund supports forced abortions and sterilizations; an allegation the fund strongly denies.

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