In Numbers: What Unsafe Abortions Are Doing To Millions Of Indian Women

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In Numbers: What Unsafe Abortions Are Doing To Millions Of Indian Women
Posted by CREA
September 23, 2017

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 42 million pregnancies were voluntarily terminated, of which 20 million were unsafe (2003).

The rate of unsafe abortions is higher where abortion laws are restrictive. It is, however, important to note that while decriminalising abortions is a vital first step, that alone will not result in eliminating unsafe abortion.

Continued at source: Youth Ki Awaaz: https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2017/09/unsafe-abortions-a-silent-pandemic/