A Ban is not a Deterrent

Abortion bans are not a deterrent from terminating unwanted pregnancies, but they do contribute to more unsafe procedures.

Every year, 56 million unsafe abortions are carried out worldwide, killing some 22,800 women, found a sweeping new report by the Guttmacher Institute.

Abortion rates are down in developed countries, but developing countries’ numbers remain stagnant due to a lack of contraception access, the report found. The abortion drug misoprostol is expected to continue improving abortion safety, and dozens of countries loosened restrictions from 2000-2017; but countries like the US and Russia have chipped away at abortion access.


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