Top Facts & Statistics
$3.00reduction in cost of maternal, newborn and abortion care for every $1 spent on contraceptive services beyond the current level
39abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in low-income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
$1.7Bestimated total cost of postabortion care in LMICs
Hear From An Expert
Imposing legal restrictions to prevent or impede access to abortion does not reduce the number of individuals who need those services, but it certainly does increase the risk of unnecessary physical and emotional harm from unsafe abortion, and may result in legal sanctions and financial hardship as well.