Top Facts & Statistics
11abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high-income countries where abortion is broadly legal, 2015-2019
32abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-49 occurred annually in high income countries where abortion is restricted, 2015-2019
50%of unintended pregnancies ended in abortion annually in 2015-2019 in countries that restrict abortion
Hear From An Expert
Imposing legal restrictions to prevent or impede access to abortion does not reduce the number of individuals who need those services, but it certainly does increase the risk of unnecessary physical and emotional harm from unsafe abortion, and may result in legal sanctions and financial hardship as well.