state governments that are restricting access to abortion
in the United States, tens of thousands of American women are requesting the abortion
In the United Kingdom, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is urging England to allow women to undergo medication abortions
at home with no supervision from an abortionist.
Evidence, particularly from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean where legal abortion
is highly restricted, suggests that misoprostol-only abortions
are replacing dangerous methods and thereby reducing the severity of complications from clandestine abortions
Between 2003 and 2008, the abortion
rate worldwide was almost unchanged, going from 29 abortions
per 1,000 women aged 15-44 years to 28 abortions
per 1,000 women.
Among 49 reporting areas, there were 827,609 legal induced abortions
in the United States in 2007.
rate leveled out between 2005 and 2008, but the number of early medication abortions
increased over the same period, a new report shows.
rate leveled out between 2005 and 2008, the number of early medication abortions
increased over the same period, according to a report released online Jan.
The rare/needs approach's central view that fewer abortions
are a good thing hampers the ability to recognize the profoundly negative consequences of reduced access to services.
Becky lived in Indiana, where state law required that young women seeking abortions
obtain permission from either their parents or a judge.
They also pointed out that even Planned Parenthood and other abortion
advocates acknowledge that fewer and fewer doctors are willing to perform abortions
, and many abortion
mills have closed down over the past several years.
Coral didn't know then that Latinas have long accounted for a disproportionate share of women who get abortions
. Of the 1.29 million in the United States who had an abortion
in 2002, 20 percent were Latinas.
In 1989, she helped Doug Wilder become governor of Virginia, overriding pro-choice purists who objected to Wilder's support of mandatory parental consent for teenagers' abortions
. In 1992, she allowed federal pro-choice legislation to be stripped down, hoping to pick up enough votes to pass it.
rights are a growing political and health issue in Latin America, a region with some of the most restrictive laws and high incidences of illegal abortions
Congress has more fanatical members than ever, none more so than newly elected Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, who advocates the death penalty for doctors who provide abortions
. And the action in the states is overwhelmingly hostile.
Researchers would like to estimate the number of "unsafe" abortions
in a developing country of, say, 10 million people.