A Global Day for Safer Abortion Access

September 28, 2012 by 

Each year, 67,000 women die throughout the world due to complications from botched abortions. This number makes up a damning 13 percent of maternal deaths–deaths that could have been easily prevented if these women had access to safe abortions.

Instead, these women were cornered into more desperate methods, with the tragic end result of more than 220,000 children losing their mothers every year. Of those unsafe abortions, 98 percent occur in developing countries, which makes women there in particular need of accessible abortion care and counseling. READ MORE