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Governments Must Use ‘Research, Not Misconceptions’ To Inform Abortion-Related Policies

The Lancet: Abortion: access and safety worldwide
Editorial Board

“…Abortion has become the subject of a highly politicized debate and of the worst kind of value signaling from those in positions of power, who are often protected from the consequences of their policies by gender, geography, and economics. The burden of unintended pregnancies falls hardest on the most vulnerable women. Reducing the stigma, minimizing the social and economic consequences of unintended pregnancies, improving access to highly effective modern contraception, and ensuring legal and safe abortions would generate tangible improvements to health. Those with real motivation to protect and support women and children should look to research, not misconceptions, to inform decision making” (3/24).