Most women won’t seek illegal abortion

On the question of whether women will seek illegal abortions, two studies showed the following:

In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were taken of women who were turned down their applications for abortion – only 11 to 16% obtained illegal abortions

Robert Hall Commentary, in David T Smith, Ed., Abortion and the Law (Cleveland: Western Reserve University Press, 1967) 232 – 233

Read more about what illegal abortions were really like here. 

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. and is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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