Published on October 15, 2012 at 4:03 AM
"The global maternal mortality has dropped dramatically during the last decade," but "too many women continue to die from pregnancy-related causes," Sharon Camp, president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, writes in the BMJ Group Blogs. "In part, this is because unsafe abortion -- one of the leading preventable causes of maternal death -- is a public health crisis that is going largely ignored," she continues, adding, "It is time for a public health approach to prevent unsafe abortion and the harm it causes individuals, families and society as a whole" (10/11).
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