Friday, October 12, 2007

The Lancet: little improvement in helping women survive pregnancy and childbirth in the last two decades

Here's a summary of the findings of an exhaustive and international study published in the British medical journal The Lancet about availability and abortion rates in countries where the procedure is legal and illegal.

Here's the NY Times article as well.

I'm going to spoil the ending and just let you know that the obvious conclusion is that the "best way to reduce abortion rates [is] not to make abortion illegal but to make contraception more widely available."