Questions tagged [abortion]

Termination of pregnancy by removal of fetus or embryo from the mother body. This process can occur naturally (as in spontaneous abortion/miscarriage) or as a result of a medical procedure/process involving either chemical or surgical interventions. Also may refer to any of the numerous legal, social, political, ethical, religious, moral, philosophical, medical, scientific topics of debate which surround the issue.

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Do abortions make up only 3% of Planned Parenthood's services?

According to this chart, (showing percentages of the absolute number of services provided) only 3% of PP's services are abortions. Source: Planned Parenthood fiscal year 2013-2014 annual report This ...
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Does freely available contraception cut the abortion rate?

A recent study at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (see report here) concluded that provision of free long-acting contraception reduced the number of abortions in its ...
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Are 42% of human deaths worldwide from abortion?

Lately, social media has been flooded with all sorts of "facts" about abortion. This one in particular caught my attention: 42% of yearly deaths in the world are from abortion A worldwide ...
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Does banning abortion significantly increase or decrease the number of abortions?

According to the following article, the oft quoted result that abortion is higher in countries where it is legal is misleading: The obvious problem with The Lancet study is that many of the ...
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Does "Plan B" (Levonorgestrel) prevent implantation of fertilized eggs?

A common claim made by those who consider contraceptives abortifacients is that "Plan B" (Levonorgestrel) may work by preventing implantation of fertilized eggs. For example, this answer points out ...
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Are 10% of mental health problems caused by abortion?

A recent meta review (mentioned in some articles in the media, e.g. The Telegraph or CBS News) examining the association between abortion and mental health problems "Abortion and mental health: ...