Blog Post Examines Impact Of Restrictive Abortion Laws On Women, Families

BMJ Opinion: Gilda Sedgh: Restrictive abortion laws hurt women worldwide
Gilda Sedgh, principal research scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses findings from a recent Guttmacher Institute report on abortion and examines the impact of restrictive abortion laws on women and their families, writing, “[C]ountries should expand the circumstances under which abortion is legal, ensure safe abortion care is available and accessible, and undertake public awareness campaigns to reduce stigma. These steps will promote the well-being of women, families, and societies at large” (5/24).

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