The heart of the abortion matter is not a debate about when life begins.
Abortion is a common daily occurrence in almost every country of the world. Only the law and the conditions under which abortions are performed vary from place to place and time to time.
Anti-abortion activists claim that medical abortion is unsafe for women, even though there is no evidence to support this claim.
The real goal of those activists is to stop all types of legal abortion – a situation which would put the lives and health of women in danger. When abortion was illegal in the United States (from the late 1800s until 1973), more pregnant women died from complications from self-induced abortions or abortions performed by untrained practitioners than from any other cause. Today, abortion is one of the most common and safest medical procedures.
Because earlier abortions are the safest, medical abortion is an important medical advance for women, and an option that many choose.
- Your Health Questions Answered: Medical vs. Surgical Abortions (pphsinc.wordpress.com)
- Ann Furedi: ‘We need abortion as a backup’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Are British abortion laws under threat? (guardian.co.uk)
- How many Cytotec you have to take for abortion (wiki.answers.com)