Despite Being Legal, About 4,600 Women Die Annually In India From Unsafe Abortions
NPR: Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying
“…An estimated two-thirds of abortions performed [in India] are unsafe, done illegally at home or by quacks and midwives, and the annual death toll is about 4,600. Many women end up with life-long health problems. And women in rural India are disproportionately affected. And yet, abortion has been legal in India since 1971…” (Chatterjee, 10/2).