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Banning Abortion Endangers Women's Health
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- Unintended pregnancy is the root cause of most abortions.
- 222 million women in the developing world have an unmet need for modern contraception.
- 47,000 women die yearly from complications of unsafe abortions.
- Millions more are injured.
- 86% of abortions take place in the developing world where most abortion laws are highly restrictive.
- Making abortion illegal does not stop it from occurring—it just forces women to obtain clandestine and unsafe procedures.
- Percentage of abortions that are unsafe (map)