The Atlantic Examines Global Abortion Policies, Impacts On Women

The Atlantic: When Abortion Is Illegal, Women Rarely Die. But They Still Suffer.
“…If other countries are a guide, abortion restrictions won’t reduce the number of abortions that take place … But abortion-related deaths are much less common than they were a few decades ago, especially in countries with functional health care systems. … This is despite the fact that about 45 percent of all the abortions in the world are still performed in ‘unsafe’ circumstances—meaning without the help of a trained professional or with an outdated medical method. Unsafe abortions are more common in countries where the practice is illegal…” (Khazan, 10/11).

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