Friday, October 12, 2007

1 in 5 Pregnancies End in Abortion


Overall worldwide abortion rates are down, but it is still a staggering number of babies killed every year: 42 million.

One in five pregnancies worldwide ends in an abortion, amounting to a significant fall compared with the mid-nineties, but nearly half these terminations still take place in unsafe conditions, a study says.

In 2003, the latest year for which full figures are available, 42 million abortions were carried out around the world, compared with 46 million in 1995, according to the paper published by The Lancet next Saturday.

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