“The video aims to inform discussions by policymakers, the public and
the media about the provision of safe abortion services—making clear
that such services are essential to reproductive health care which in
turn benefits women, their children and society. The video makes
several key points:
- Women have abortions in all parts of the world and they have them
for similar reasons, which include being unable or too poor to care for
a child or additional children, not being in a stable relationship, and
needing to finish their education.
- The frequency of abortion has much less to do with its legal
status than with levels of unintended pregnancy, the root cause of most
abortions. Unintended pregnancy rates have everything to do with whether
a woman has access to quality family planning services.
- The best way to reduce the need for abortion is not by denying
women access to safe and legal procedures, but by giving them the power
to control their fertility and prevent unintended pregnancy. Today, 222
million women in the developing world want to avoid pregnancy but are
not using a modern contraceptive.
Reducing the incidence of unsafe abortion is a public health
imperative. It is the basic right of every woman to be able to make her
own childbearing decisions without having to put her health or her life
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