From your friendly fact checker: How do they get these numbers?
“We would argue if you’re really going to tackle maternal health and morbidity you’ve really got to tackle safe abortion because, in the developing world there are more than 19 million unsafe abortions every year and the toll that takes on women, particularly young women, is enormous.” The federation estimates that of 500,000 annual maternal deaths, complications from unsafe abortion account for approximately 70,000, or 13 per cent.
I’m genuinely curious. Because many of the countries in the developing world don’t keep stats of any kind on maternal health, or health care in general. As a result, data on abortion would be harder still to get. Cripes–Canada doesn’t make abortion-related data available.
So how is they are able to estimate these numbers abroad?
For no reason at all, Brigitte would like to point out that Andrea is one heck of a fact-checker. Ask me how I know…by