Higher abortion rates where it's illegal
Experts couldn't say whether more liberal laws led to fewer procedures
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Abortion rates are higher in countries where the procedure is illegal and nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, with the vast majority in developing countries, a new study concludes.
Experts couldn't say whether more liberal laws led to fewer procedures, but said good access to birth control in those countries resulted in fewer unwanted pregnancies.
The global abortion rate remained virtually unchanged from 2003 to 2008, at about 28 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44, a total of about 43.8 million abortions, according to the study. The rate had previously been dropping since 1995.
To read more on the study; head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Higher-abortion-rates-where-it-s-illegal-2612663.php