After climbing through the 1990s, the number of abortions in Canada has fallen steadily to fewer than 100,000 a year, according to a new study that maps out in detail the first few decades of the countrys legalized-abortion era.The rate per capita has fallen 14% since 1997, with 97,000 surgeries in 2005, concluded the paper. The fastest decline has been among teenagers, while women in their 20s still account for about half of abortions.Despite the recent decline, close to a third of middle-aged women have terminated a pregnancy at least once. A second new study noted that almost 40% of Canadian abortions are performed on women who have had one before but it suggested that inserting IUDs right after the procedure might curb the number of repeat abortions.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.The ...more
In the summer of 2014, abortion became an unlikely subject for the multiplex. Both indie comedy Obvious Child and novel adaptation The Giver tackled the subject albeit much more obliquely in the latter case. (Though abortion rights opponents readily ...more
Abortion has, for decades, been a divisive issue in American policy and politics. The country is deeply split over whether the procedure should be legal, and what types of regulations ought to exist. While other social issues show signs of becoming less ...more
Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, said she fears the decreasemight be caused by the number of women traveling out-of-state to receive abortions. If women arebeing forced to travel across state lines for medical care, we find ...more
About 50,000 women worldwide die because of unsafe abortions. Five million more are admitted to hospitals with complications after the procedure. Activists and researchers on both sides of the abortion debate agree that these "back-alley" operations ...more