47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsaf...

47,000 Women Die Each Year From Unsafe Abortions

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Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 4, 2012
According to the Guttmacher Institute, complications from unsafe abortions in the developing world contribute to 47,000 preventable deaths each year. The advocacy organization points out that reducing the number of unsafe abortion procedures worldwide is a public health imperative, since every woman should have the right to make safe reproductive choices for herself without risking her life.

In order to raise awareness about the essential need for safer abortion services, the Guttmacher Institute released a video highlighting the disparity between access to reproductive rights across the globe, as well as the commonalities between women who seek abortions:

http://youtu.be/YVJu61BKpkI

In all parts of the world, women have abortions for similar reasons, often for the very same reasons that woman who have access to modern contraception choose to use birth control. Women want to be able to delay having children if they are financially unable to care for a child or additional children, if they are not in a stable relationship with a partner who can help them care for a child, or if they still need to finish their education. But contraception isn’t readily available in many of the countries where women are dying from botched abortion procedures. Guttmacher estimates that about 222 million women in the developing world are trying to avoid pregnancy, but aren’t using a modern form of contraception, putting themselves at risk for an unintended pregnancy and an unsafe abortion.

On the other hand, Guttmacher points out that the legality of abortion — unlike access to contraception — has absolutely no correlation to the abortion rate, since women have abortion procedures regardless of the law. In fact, some of the highest abortion rates in the world are in countries in Latin America and Africa, in places where abortion is highly restricted but where women have many unintended pregnancies because they lack adequate access to contraceptive services. On the other hand, some of the lowest abortion rates are in countries in western Europe, where modern contraceptives are more readily available and where abortion is safe, legal, and accessible.

Expanding access to contraception, rather than restricting abortion, will ultimately save women’s lives. As the video puts it,“It is the basic right of every woman to decide whether and when to have a child without having to put her health or her life at risk. It is time for all countries to make that right a reality.”
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 5, 2012
If the Repubicans had any concern at all for women's health, they would improve access to medical procedures like abortion rather than trying to restrict access.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#3 Oct 5, 2012
140,000 women die each year from skin cancer related to tanning beds.
Common Sense

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Oct 8, 2012
Expanding access to contraception, rather than restricting abortion, will ultimately save women’s lives. As the video puts it,“It is the basic right of every woman to decide whether and when to have a child without having to put her health or her life at risk. It is time for all countries to make that right a reality.”
Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Oct 9, 2012
Republicans have no common sense, along with no compassion.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 9, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
Republicans have no common sense, along with no compassion.
do not lump all of us into one thing. many of us do have common sense. many of us do support birth control.
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by claiming only we Republicans are anti-birth control is wrong. I know of several democrats who are the same way. but then the ones I know of, well they are Catholics to boot.
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#7 Oct 9, 2012
It's YOUR parties platform, when you vote republican you SUPPORT the platform...
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Oct 9, 2012
Fine. Every country in the world can increase access to contraception.

Since: Sep 11

Champlin, MN

#9 Oct 9, 2012
Common Sense wrote:
Expanding access to contraception, rather than restricting abortion, will ultimately save women’s lives. As the video puts it,“It is the basic right of every woman to decide whether and when to have a child without having to put her health or her life at risk. It is time for all countries to make that right a reality.”
It is also the basic right of every woman to say "no glove, no love".
El-Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 10, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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do not lump all of us into one thing. many of us do have common sense. many of us do support birth control.
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by claiming only we Republicans are anti-birth control is wrong. I know of several democrats who are the same way. but then the ones I know of, well they are Catholics to boot.
Whose side are you on, anyway?

Women are supposed to be seen but not heard in the Republican party. Now go make your husband some dinner and wash his clothes.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Oct 10, 2012
El-Rushbo wrote:
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Whose side are you on, anyway?
Women are supposed to be seen but not heard in the Republican party. Now go make your husband some dinner and wash his clothes.
try and make me lil boy.
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only one that can tell me what to do, is my husband. and he sees me as his partner aka equal. and you don't order your partner around. unless they agreed to be ordered.
and as for his supper. he has his with him. since he has the evening shift at his job. clothing, already washed. that is done in the morning.
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oh by the way, not all Republicans are in the stone age for views about gender roles.
El Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Oct 10, 2012
Whose side are you on, anyway?

Women are supposed to be seen but not heard in the Republican party. Now go make your husband some dinner and wash his clothes.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 10, 2012
El Rushbo wrote:
Whose side are you on, anyway?
Women are supposed to be seen but not heard in the Republican party. Now go make your husband some dinner and wash his clothes.
you do not have the right to tell me what to do.
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only my husband does.
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plus women have the right to be heard.
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so you can sod off and go find a tree to stuff.
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by the way. if you are Christian. here is something to remember:

Woman was not made from a bone from the man's head to rule over him.
Nor was she made from a bone from his foot to be ruled by him.
She how ever was created from a bone in his side to stand by him as his equal.
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that was something I remember from my teens.
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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you do not have the right to tell me what to do.
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only my husband does.
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plus women have the right to be heard.
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so you can sod off and go find a tree to stuff.
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by the way. if you are Christian. here is something to remember:
Woman was not made from a bone from the man's head to rule over him.
Nor was she made from a bone from his foot to be ruled by him.
She how ever was created from a bone in his side to stand by him as his equal.
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that was something I remember from my teens.
I'm the boss of you! You do what I say!
El Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Oct 10, 2012
Sangelia and CRASSUS - now THERE is a pair to draw to!
CRASSUS

Neenah, WI

#16 Oct 10, 2012
El Rushbo wrote:
Sangelia and CRASSUS - now THERE is a pair to draw to!
El-Rushbo, Slew, Smart Liberal. 100s of worthless threads started. There is not a bigger loser on Topix worldwide than you.
El Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Oct 10, 2012
You can't speak like that to El Rushbo! I'm a millionaire, and millions of fine upstanding Republicans listen to my drivel daily!

You sir, must be a fascist!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Oct 10, 2012
El Rushbo wrote:
Sangelia and CRASSUS - now THERE is a pair to draw to!
no way would I ever do that one.
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I am not desperate. part of that is due to that I have a husband. one that I will not stray from.
and even if he and I were the last ones here. I would rather let the human race die out.
El Rushbo

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Oct 10, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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no way would I ever do that one.
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I am not desperate. part of that is due to that I have a husband. one that I will not stray from.
and even if he and I were the last ones here. I would rather let the human race die out.
I think you have a crush on CRASSUS.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Oct 10, 2012
El Rushbo wrote:
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I think you have a crush on CRASSUS.
EFF NO!
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why would I have a crush on a verbal abuser? I had enough of abuse with my first husband. I refuse to be beatened down again like that.

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