41 Years Later, Women are Still Dying from Unsafe Abortions

Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion for women in the United States. As we celebrate this accomplishment, it’s important to note that the battle for reproductive rights is far from won. Here in the U.S., more abortion restrictions were enacted in 2011-2013 than in the entire previous decade. And more than 47,000 women worldwide still die every year from unsafe abortion. These unsafe abortions occur mainly in developing countries, and make up 13 percent of all maternal deaths.

Learn more about abortion around the world with our #Mustwatch Video of the Week, from our friends at the Guttmacher Institute.

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