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.
The study, conducted by Ibis Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights, found that a state's performance on indicators for women and children's health and well-being is inversely proportional to the amount of anti-abortion laws in that ...more
The ongoing struggle over the fate of abortion clinics in Ohio highlights the truth that, for the last few years, Ohio has become a laboratory for how to thwart the exercise of a constitutional right to which women are entitled, as affirmed by the Supreme ...more
In the September issue of Esquire, John H. Richardson writes The Abortion Ministry of D. Willie Parker. Parker is a doctor at Mississippis last operating abortion clinic, which legislators in the state have been attempting to shut down. (In July, a federal ...more
Enacting barriers to abortion could ultimately subject women to increased levels of intimate partner violence, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Thats because continuing an unwanted pregnancy is ...more
Providing teenage girls with affordable access to long-lasting contraception, like intrauterine devices (IUDs), can cut their rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion by more than 75 percent, according to a new study published in the New England Journal ...more