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WHO Chief Big Statement Amidst Controversy Over Abortion Rights In US

WHO Chief Big Statement Amidst Controversy Over Abortion Rights In US
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WHO Chief Big Statement Amidst Controversy Over Abortion Rights In US

Right to Abortion: The head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that access to safe abortion saves lives. Without explicitly mentioning the US case, WHO chief Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus warned that “restricting access to abortion does not reduce the number of procedures. It leads women and girls to unsafe, safe Access to abortion saves lives.”

Tedrus’s remarks came amid US controversy
Tedrus’s remarks came amid a major controversy in the United States, which arose after a draft of an impending Supreme Court ruling was leaked, according to leaked drafts of courts set to overturn nationwide abortion rights. If the leaked draft is confirmed by the court, it would reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which ensured abortion rights across the country. Abortion laws would then be left to the individual state legislature, with more than half of those to ban or impose new restrictions.

,women should have the right to choose,
“Women should always have the right to choose when it comes to their bodies and their health,” Tedros said. To help protect the health of women and girls and prevent unsafe abortions, the UN health agency issued new guidelines on abortion care in March.

what do the figures say
According to the WHO, around 25 million unsafe abortions are performed annually worldwide, resulting in the death of approximately 39,000 women and girls each year, and millions of other complications that result in hospitalization.

The data shows that most deaths occur in low-income countries, with Africa accounting for 60 percent and Asia with 30 percent.

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