Unsafe Abortion Responsible For Nearly 50K Deaths Of Women Annually, Group Of U.N. Human Rights Experts Say
U.N. News Centre: Repealing anti-abortion laws would save the lives of nearly 50,000 women a year — U.N. experts
“Warning that unsafe abortions kill nearly 50,000 women each year, United Nations human rights experts [Tuesday] called on states across the world to repeal restrictive abortion laws and policies, and all punitive measures and discriminatory barriers to access safe reproductive health services. ‘Criminalization of abortion and failure to provide adequate access to services for termination of an unwanted pregnancy are forms of discrimination based on sex,’ they said in a joint statement on the eve of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion…” (9/27).
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