Deadly backstreet abortions to rise with Trump restrictions, say activists

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Deadly backstreet abortions to rise with Trump restrictions, say activists
by Neha Wadekar | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Charity predicts 2.1 million unsafe abortions and 21,700 maternal deaths during Trump's first term

By Neha Wadekar

NAIROBI, Jan 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of women will die from unsafe abortions and millions will have unwanted pregnancies following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to ban U.S.-funded groups from discussing abortion, activists said on Tuesday.

Trump reinstated the so-called global gag rule on Monday, affecting American non-governmental organizations working abroad, to signal his opposition to abortion, which is difficult to access legally in many developing countries due to restrictive laws, stigma and poverty.

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