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Abortion Rates Stay Steady in Poor Nations, Drop in Rich, Study Finds

Abortion rates have plummeted to an all-time low in developed countries, but in developing countries, where many abortions are unsafe, rates have remained level, a new study shows. The study published Wednesday in the medical journal Lancet also found that imposing restrictive laws does little to lower abortion rates, but is more likely to force people into having unsafe terminations. The researchers found that 56 million abortions are performed globally every year among women aged 15...

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