Friday, October 12, 2007

Abortion declines most where it is safe and legal

Want to increase the incidence of abortion? Make it illegal.

This is according to: “Induced Abortion: Rates and Trends Worldwide,” a new report by the Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization (WHO) published in the 13 October 2007 issue of The Lancet.
On the whole, the abortion rate decreased more in developed countries, where abortion is generally safe and legal on broad grounds (from 39 to 26), than in developing countries, where the procedure is largely illegal and unsafe (from 34 to 29).
So, anti-choice people - this is what you're campaigning for:
"Each year, about 70,000 women die due to unsafe abortion and an additional five million suffer permanent or temporary disability," notes Dr. Paul F.A. Van Look, director of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research.

(H/T: SoBeale)

1 comment:

Southern Beale said...

Thanks for the h/t, William!

You might also be interested in THIS:

Author Anne Rice, a "pro-life" Christian, makes her presidential endorsement ... and it's not who you'd think .... She also goes into a lot of detail about which party could best deal with the "horror of abortion."