STATISTICS

A GLOBAL ISSUE 

• During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million abortions occurred each year worldwide.

- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• Abortion tends to be safer where it is broadly legal than in more legally restrictive settings.

- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• Of the 56 million induced abortions that took place each year during 2010–2014, an estimated 25 million (45%) were unsafe. Many more women do not seek care for fear of being reported.

- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• According to recent estimates, at least 8% of maternal deaths worldwide are from unsafe abortion. This means that at least 22,800 women die each year from complications of unsafe abortion.

- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• Unsafe abortion continues to be a leading cause of maternal death.

- Marge Berer, the International Coordinator - International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion, World Health Organization, 2018

LATIN AMERICA & CARRIBEAN 

•Abortion is not permitted for any reason in six countries. Nine others allow it almost exclusively to save the woman’s life, with only some offering limited exceptions for rape (Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Panama) and grave fetal anomaly (Chile, Panama and almost half of the states of Mexico).

- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• During 2010–2014, an estimated 6.5 million induced abortions occurred each year in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• During the same period of time, about one in four abortions were safe. An estimated 760,000 women in the region are treated annually for complications from unsafe abortion.
- Guttmacher Institute, 2017

• In 2014, at least 10% of all maternal deaths (or 900 deaths) in Latin America and the Caribbean were from unsafe abortion.

ARGENTINA

•The current model in Argentina  penalizes women except in cases of danger to women's life or health, or in case of rape. This model has led to more than 3,000 women losing their lives in the last 30 years and a further 49,000 put their health and their lives at risk every year.
- Amnesty International, 2018 

•About 450,000 illegal abortions are practiced yearly in Argentina.
- Ministry of Health, 2005

•In 2016, 245 women died from different causes [of maternal death]. Of this number, 17.6% of the deaths were because of unsafe abortion.
- Ministry of Health, 2016

•In August 2018, the Argentine Senate rejected the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Bill (2018)

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