Report: Banning Abortion Ineffective, Dangerous

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A new report by the Guttmacher Institute shows that legalizing abortion doesn't make it any more common — it just makes it safer. Unsafe abortion causes as many as 70,000 deaths a year worldwide. [Guttmacher Institute]

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So, I still want to know why these developing countries are restricting abortion. In S. America it could be due to the influenece of the church, but is the Catholic church big in Africa? Or do you think there are other reasons related to lack of women's rights there? I wonder.