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The impact on young women when abortion is a crime

This fact sheet highlights the disproportionately high impact of criminal abortion laws on young women. In places where abortion is a crime, women who are young, poor, uneducated and facing an unwanted pregnancy are at greater risk of resorting to illegal and unsafe abortions, and consequently being investigated, arrested and prosecuted.
About this Resource:

Year Published/Updated: 2014

Author(s): Ipas

Languages: English
Regions: Global
Countries: Global
Topics: Advocacy, Youth