> The estimated global abortion rate as of 2010–2014 is 35 per 1,000 for married women and 26 per 1,000 for unmarried women.
This stuck out to me.
My wife works in that field. It has to do with the auxillary services and prevention that become available along with it. Many forms of birth control are considered abortion because they do not stop the sperm from reaching the egg. They stop the inseminated egg from adhering to the uterine lining. This is often cobsidered abortion along with other birth control methods. It depends on what the criteria for abortion are. In many cases it is purely sperm+egg and after that anything mitigating pregnancy is considered abortion and thus made illegal in blanket legislation. Many people also do not understand that birth control is very much a case by case process. Many women have to try several kinds be for they find ine with little or tolerable side effects. A lot of men just think its one magic pill, really there are literally dozens, and there isn't much in the way of figuring it out aside from trial and error. Many times a "good" birth control can randomly start creating crazy side effects after A random amount of time. Women have to switch often sometimes. Sometimes they just take whatever pill they are given and thats it for decades. On my phone and too lazy to fix mistakes..
If a country has restrictive abortion laws it probably means it leans to the conservative side, and it means that kids in school get taught that abstinence is the way to go, wich equals teenage pregnancies, wich equals abortions.
Source: i live in conservative country.
A doctor I currently work with used to be an ER physician during the time when abortion was illegal in this country. After hearing some of the stories he has told about woman getting back alley abortions, believe me we do not want abortion illegal again. Abortion is like prostitution, drugs and guns. We will always have them so we should make them as safe as possible. It may be something you are personally against. If you don’t approve of abortion, don’t get one.
The report wasn't comparing similar countries. Comparing some of the most developed nations to undeveloped nations is a terrible idea when you are only studying abortion rates.
Study does not actually say this. It says that abortions are more common in developing countries, and that developing countries have more restrictions. That doesn’t mean restrictions cause more abortions, it means that more abortions happen where there are more pregnancies (developing countries). Not a surprise.
An actual useful comparison would be the same country before and after changes in law. Typically these show significant increases. What correlates with reduced abortions, is reduced pregnancies, not more access to abortions.