Status report

Keeping it in perspective: The global fight for abortion

The fight over abortion rights in the United States is well publicized, but in the rest of the world, things are much, much worse, a New York Times column reminds. Nearly 25 per cent of the world—large parts of Asia, Latin America, and Africa—face highly restrictive abortion tandem with the highest global abortion rates. The Guttamacher Institute, an organization for reproductive health, says there were 4.4 million abortions in Latin America in 2008, and a staggering 95  percent of those were performed in unhygenic conditions using unsafe methods.

Read it at the New York Times

June 28, 2013 2:00 PM