"The reality on the ground is already so desperate," said Rebecca Gomperts, founder of Aid Access, which provides prescriptions for abortion
pills by mail.
Medical [chemical]abortions are not, as the abortion
industry often advertises, merely "like having a period." In the process of the medical abortion
, the first pill, mifepristone, breaks down the uterine lining, which kills the growing baby.
Much of this evidence has been synthesized in a new study by the Guttmacher Institute on abortion
around the world.
The definition of unsafe abortion
used in the study was "a procedure for termination of an unintended pregnancy done either by people lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimum medical standards, or both," as established by WHO.
In 2007, 48 areas reported data on the age of women who underwent abortions
. Within those areas, women aged 20-29 years accounted for 56.9% of all abortions
"The long-term decline in abortion
has stalled," she said.
also may account for increasing rates of very early abortions
First and foremost, the desire to make abortion
"rare" or "less needed" creates an immediate judgment about abortion
The simple fact was that the bill included contraception as one of the ways to reduce the incidence of abortion
and that alone was enough to cause defections from the prolife camp.
The bishops have cautioned pregnancy information centres run by Catholic agencies not to co-operate with or share services with Donum Vitae, since providing a certificate to allow an abortion
is totally against Catholic teaching and would be cooperating with the evil of abortion
Wade tragedy: a desperate young woman, an illegal abortion
, a promising life truncated by a shortsighted law that assumed politicians, rather than women, knew best.
Wade Supreme Court decision that struck down virtually all state restrictions on abortion
. More than 100,000 pro-life demonstrators converged on Washington, D.C., on Monday, January 23, for the annual March for Life.
Cold is what Coral Lopez remembers about the Planned Parenthood clinic where she had her first abortion
Twenty years ago, Kate Michelman came to Washington to take the helm of the National Abortion
Rights Action League.