Around the world basic and unsafe conditions for women bearing children is a probelm. And thus, infant and mother mortality is a crucial problem. In the 21st century this ought not to be the case. What, if anything, can “regular” person do about it? Raise the consciousness of others about the problem and work at the local level to make sure that women have proper gynecological and pre-natal care. Being pregnant is not a disease, it is life bearing life; a pregnant woman is closely working with God to bring a human being into this world.
Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.