Identifying indicators for quality abortion care: a systematic literature review

A systematic review of 13 peer-reviewed articles and eight reports, published between 1991 and 2014, focused on indicators of quality abortion care identified a total of 75 indicators that addressed policy, health systems, availability of trained providers, women’s decision-making, and morbidity and mortality. There was little agreement about the majority of these indicators.

Incidence of induced abortion in Malawi, 2015

Most induced abortions in Malawi are performed under unsafe conditions, contributing to the high maternal mortality ratio. Malawians are currently debating whether to provide additional exceptions under which an abortion may be legally obtained. An estimated 67,300 induced abortions occurred in Malawi in 2009, but since then changes such as dramatic increases in contraceptive prevalence may have impacted abortion rates.

Why are you being charged more than $700 to take $40 pills?

The article goes state by state, looking in detail at the cost in January 2017 of both medical abortion and surgical (aspiration) abortion in public, private and non-profit clinics. The findings were obtained from the Tabbot Foundation, several NGOs active around abortion, published articles, web-based news sites and government websites.

Adoption is a feminist issue, but not for the reasons you think

In their efforts to cure what they see as a moral crisis infecting our nation, the anti-choice movement has historically thrown their power, money, and influence behind their two favorite antidotes to abortion: abstinence-only education and adoption… We all know, both from data and from common sense, that abstinence education is not only a failure but wildly detrimental to the health and safety of young people. But there doesn’t yet seem to be a broader understanding… that promoting adoption has its problems too…

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