Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Despite High Restrictions Abortion is Common in Nigeria

Guttmacher Institute (Dec. 2015): The Incidence of Abortion in Nigeria, by Akinrinola Bankole et al.:

Although abortion is only legal in Nigeria when necessary to save a woman's life, a new study published by the Guttmacher Institute has found that 1.25 million abortions were performed in 2012.  Most of these abortions were clandestine and many unsafe.  Unsafe abortion is a major contributor to maternal mortality in Nigeria, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world.

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