Topic » Abortion
As Secretary of State Clinton said, “The fact is that the best way to reduce the number of abortions is to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies in the first place.” Around the world, 222 million women want to prevent pregnancy but need contraception. Meeting their needs would prevent 53 million unintended pregnancies each year, resulting in 14.5 million fewer abortions.
PAI works to improve access to family planning so that fewer women experience unintended pregnancies. We also believe access to safe, legal abortion is key to providing comprehensive reproductive health care. About 20 million women have unsafe abortions every year, and 46,000 die in the process. Providing family planning to the women who need it would prevent four-fifths of these unsafe abortions and save 38,000 lives.
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Unfair Sacrifice: Female Peace Corps Volunteers Deserve Equal Access to Abortion Care Under Federal Health Plans
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Nearly 80 million unintended pregnancies occur worldwide every year. More than half of these pregnancies end in abortion, often in countries where abortion is illegal and access to contraception is limited. Access to voluntary family planning services, including contraception, is … Continue reading