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Tuesday, 30th January 2007

Preventing the Need for Abortion

Preventing the Need for Abortion
Source: Population Action International
"Worldwide, nearly 80 million unintended pregnancies occur each year, with over half of them ending in abortion—even in countries where the procedure is illegal. These unintended pregnancies—and resulting abortions—could be prevented if women had access to the reproductive services and supplies, including condoms and emergency contraception, they want and need to determine if and when to conceive a child. The global community must fund reproductive health programs worldwide—these supplies, services and education are crucial to improving and saving lives that might otherwise be lost to maternal mortality and unsafe abortion."
+ Fact Sheet: Contraceptive Use Helps Reduce the Incidence of Abortion
+ Emergency Contraception and the Global Gag Rule: An Unofficial Guide (PDF; 250 KB)
+ Fact Sheet: How Family Planning Protects the Health of Women and Children



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