Saturday, 29 October 2011
at 12:30 pm by Julie
ETA: Here is the link to the actual 2010 stats, sorry I got a bit confused with the earlier version of this post. Here's ALRANZ's media release on the matter too. /ETA
Many thanks to ALRANZ for putting up online the Abortion Supervisory Committee's report on the 2010 abortion statistics.
I haven't had time to read it properly yet, but a quick scan shows the 2010 abortion ratio was the lowest since 1999.
In my opinion a drop would be good if it meant that more people had control of their fertility in a way that meant they could avoid unwanted pregnancies. However it is a great worry if the drop is the result of problems with accessing abortion services, either because of logistics or because of societal pressures against abortion.
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