890,000 abortions take place in Pakistan every year

From The International News (Pakistan)

The Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre, in commemoration of Global Safe Abortion Day, organised a networking meeting on Friday to address issues of unsafe abortion.  

The meeting, held with the support of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR), was attended by several organisations and individuals with experience in advocating safe abortions and those who wish to take up this initiative in the future.

Uzma Farooq of Shirkat Gah gave an overview of the global and national state of unsafe abortions. She shared that 22 million unsafe abortions take place every year globally, resulting in the death of some 47,000 women, as stated in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent guidelines for safe abortion.

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