Report: Unsafe abortions kill 70,000 annually

Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. You can read the full post here

My quick thoughts on this are this

This number would SKYROCKET to Pluto if abortion was made illegal in the states...

Truly dumbfounding as this is the reality of what would really happen. What is worse for me is that people rather ignore this issue all together, and puff it off like, "OWELL!"

Finally, this number is not surprising at all. Sad really.

Your thoughts?

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Comment by Gaytor on October 14, 2009 at 10:06am
I found it interesting that Europe overall has a rate of 49 abortions per 1000 women,

but the Netherlands has a rate of only 10 per 1000.
the Netherlands as an example of best practice and said she hoped to see global abortion rates come down from the current rate of 29 per 1,000 women aged between 15 and 44 rate, to the Dutch rate of around 10 per 1,000 Link

So the question in my head is, does the liberal nature of education and social circumstances play largely into this as well? You have much of Europe as still somewhat socially conservative (Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Romania, etc.) versus the Netherlands where open conversations start at a young age. Less crime, less drug abuse, and less unwanted pregnancy... due largely to this open conversation? Then you are comfortable talking to your partner about condoms because it's a "normal" and benign conversation.


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