Guyana – The cost of unsafe abortions

By Akola Thompson
July 1, 2022

If you are interested in world affairs, you might be familiar with the saying, “when America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold.” The reality of this will be felt as the US moves forward with abortion rights being repealed in states across the country. Restrictions to abortion rights in the US has already had an impact in Guyana over the years, through restrictions of services and funding that have sought to expand abortion access in Guyana. Restricting access to abortions however, does not stop abortions, but drives it underground, making it unsafe.