According to a new Guttmacher study increasing global contraceptive rates has led to a significant decline in rates of abortion in the developing and developed world. Duh! Here is an interesting quote, “The report finds that while the incidence of abortion is closely related to that of unintended pregnancy, it does not correlate with abortion’s legal status. Indeed, abortion occurs at roughly equal rates in regions where it is broadly legal and in regions where it is highly restricted. The key difference is safety—illegal, clandestine abortions cause significant harm to women, especially in developing countries.” Read the findings here. At the bottom of the page find links for info on unsafe abortion by region which may be useful in any research you’re doing!
And read the RH Reality Check article here. The comments are particularly interesting. It still confounds me to think that while people claim to be against abortion they are also against the only thing effective in preventing it-contraception. Wake up!