Philippines abortion ban damages women says new report
Marcy Bloom of Reproductive Health Reality Check writes extensively this week on new research highlighting the damaging effects on women of the abortion ban in the Philippines.
The article not only provides a comprehensive overview to the report itself, published recently by the Center for Reproductive Rights, but also reviews related findings, reports and articles.
Marcy Bloom writes that the report "reveals the tremendous discrimination, hardships, hypocrisy, lies,
violence, and abuse that women and girls suffer as they seek desperate
solutions to their unplanned pregnancies. Globally, roughly 70,000 girls
and women suffer and die from unsafe abortion procedures every year
from the 20 million unsafe abortions that occur every year. Many times
that number suffer debilitating health conditions resulting from the
Both the article and the report itself are recommended reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the issue of reproductive rights and the implications that law and policy in this area have for the daily lives of women all over the world.