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“Abortion Study: 25% of Pregnancies Terminated, Estimates Suggest”
by BBC News   
May 12th, 2016

One in four pregnancies ends in an abortion each year, global estimates from the World Health Organization and Guttmacher Institute suggest.

The report in the Lancet said 56m induced abortions take place annually - higher than previously thought.

Scientists say the annual number of abortions worldwide increased from 50 million a year between 1990-1994 to 56 million a year between 2010-2014.

The rise in numbers is mostly seen in the developing world - driven in part by population growth and by a desire for smaller families.

Their calculations show that while the number of abortions per person has stayed stagnant in many poorer areas, in richer areas it fell from 25 to 14 per 1,000 women of reproductive age.

Researchers point out that abortion rates were similar across countries - regardless of whether terminations are legal or not.

They argue that laws banning abortions do not limit the number of terminations and can instead lead people to seek illegal abortions that can be unsafe.

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