This is a bit of hopeful news! Not only is the U.N. and WHO (among more) stepping up to speak out for abortion rights and medical facts. In agreement of the inhumane and unconstitutional nature of anti-abortion laws, many lawyers in the states with these heinous, anti-life/anti-woman laws, are also standing up against anti-life lies (aka, those that attack women’s lives as well as quality OF life) and abortion are stating they won’t prosecute a woman for being responsible and understanding that abortion is not murder.
The World Health Organization found that 30 women die for every 100,000 unsafe abortions in wealthy countries. But in poorer countries the number rose to 220 while it soars to 520 in sub-Saharan Africa.
“We have to stand with the evidence and facts and in solidarity with women, and in particular young women and minority women who are really under the gun,” Gilmore told the paper.
“This doesn’t affect well-off women in the same way as women with no resources, or able-bodied women the way it affects disabled women, and urban women the way it affects rural women,” “
and, a reminder of a very obvious fact:
The evidence shows that banning abortion does not stop women undergoing terminations. Instead, it pushes women to find unsafe methods. According to the Guttmacher Institute, an estimated 56 million abortions were performed annually between 2010 and 2014. Of these, 25 million were considered unsafe, putting the lives of poorer women in particular at risk.
Gilmore, appointed deputy high commissioner in 2015, said the banning of abortion in some US states and the attempts by the Trump administration to remove language from key international documents was “deeply distressing”.
“This is a crisis. It’s a crisis directed at women,” she said, warning that we had not yet felt the full extent of it.