The global cost of unsafe abortion

Safe and legal abortion in Chile

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG). Every day, approximately 800… Read more »

South Africa: Abortion clinics targeted

Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal health MEC has vowed to root out illegal abortion “clinics” in the province to save young mothers from unscrupulous practitioners who prey on vulnerable, pregnant young women. During his budget presentation at the legislature on Wednesday,… Read more »

Abortion denied consequences to mother and child

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Abortion solves a problem. When this solution is denied or inaccessible, the unwanted, dangerous, or abnormal pregnancy persists. What happens thereafter to the woman and her child? View the original article here.

Salvador: extreme abortion ban

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In El Salvador, 17 women are currently in jail because they faced complications with their pregnancies in the past. This is the result of one of the most extreme abortion bans in the world. Want to help? Check out the… Read more »

World´s abortion laws map- 2015

Abortion in 2015 worldwide

Did you know that 74 countries worldwide allow abortion on broad grounds or without restriction?  Find out more on this virtual map produced by  the Center for Reproductive Rights.   You can visually compare the legal status of induced abortion in… Read more »