Pro-Choice author admits countries where abortions are illegal have “low maternal mortality and morbidity”

Pro-Choice author Christina Zampas writes about countries where abortion is illegal:

“Governments often hide behind the veil of low maternal mortality and morbidity rates to continue to justify restrictive [abortion] laws, even in the face of concrete cases that reflect the severe impact of such laws.”

Christina Zampas “Legal and Political Discourses on Women’s Right to Abortion” in Sylvia De Zordo, Joanna Mishtal and Lorena Anton, eds. A Fragmented Landscape: Abortion Governance and Protest Logics in Europe (New York: Berghahn, 2017) 33

She tacitly admits that some countries where abortion is legal have low maternal mortality and morbidity rates, meaning few women are killed or injured by illegal abortions in these nations.

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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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