Almost 80 percent of all abortions take place in Third World, poverty stricken nations. But as we know, those abortions, because of a lack of training and bad facilities, can be very dangerous. According to the World Health Organization up to 70,000 women die each year from complications from these abortions.
Think about that – 70,000 women each year.
Think about that again.
But now there is some hope on the horizon. There is now a pill called misoprostol that is cheap and safe that can be used to induce abortions or, as it is being called, “medical abortions.” This pill was originally developed to prevent stomach ulcers. But now, thousands and thousands of women are learning that it can be used to terminate an unwanted pregnancy.
It is not a perfect solution. It is about 80-85 percent effective. But the pill is readily available across the world. Indeed, the use of this pill overseas is exploding. According to Marie Stopes International, nearly 70 percent of all abortions in Scotland are performed using misoprostol. It is predicted that the use of this pill will spread rapidly. Indeed, some women’s health groups are calling this a “revolution” in women’s health.
Let’s hope so….