16th September 2013
More than four decades after India legalised abortion, a woman dies of abortion related causes every two hours and unsafe abortions contribute to eight per cent of the total maternal mortality and lead to very high rates of morbidity. Two-thirds of abortions in the country are still unsafe and young women and girls are disproportionately affected. Most women do not know that abortion is legal and to make the things worse, ad hoc responses to sex selection have affected women’s access to safe and legal abortion.
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