“Women are just as likely to get an abortion in countries where it is outlawed as they are in countries where it is legal.”

New research conducted by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization has exHearts_2amined global statistics from 1995-2003 and found that half of all abortions performed are unsafe and that the legality of abortion does not effect the number of abortions performed.

This USA Today article summarizes the results and explores its implications, especially in developing countries.

These findings highlight the glaring misconception that pro-life advocates hold. Reversing Roe v Wade will NOT reduce the number of abortions performed. Instead, sex education, family planning and safe, available medical care WILL. These are services made available to women in any economic strata by organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

Thought-provoking Guttmacher article.
Also check out Poorest US Women Increasingly Likely To Face Unintended Pregnancies.

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