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10 facts on growing legal access to abortion worldwide
Nearly 50 countries have liberalized their abortion laws in the last quarter century, a map released by the Center for Reproductive Rights showed on Tuesday, despite a flurry of restrictions passed by U.S. states. Reproductive rights experts say outlawing abortion forces women to resort to unsafe terminations, which cause almost 23,000 deaths every year. But abortion opponents say the fetus's right to life transcends all other rights. Here are 10 facts on the topic.
IRELAND-ABORTION/
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May 24, 2018
Pro-Choice activists dress up as characters from the Handmaid's Tale in a City centre demonstration ahead...
Dublin, Ireland
Pro-Choice activists dress up as characters from the Handmaid's Tale in a City centre demonstration ahead...
Pro-Choice activists dress up as characters from the Handmaid's Tale in a City centre demonstration ahead of a May 25 referendum on abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHILE-PROTEST/WOMEN
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July 26, 2018
Demonstrators take part in a march for free abortion rights and to demand an end to sexism and gender...
Santiago, Chile
Demonstrators take part in a march for free abortion rights and to demand an end to sexism and gender...
Demonstrators take part in a march for free abortion rights and to demand an end to sexism and gender violence in the education system, in Santiago, Chile, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
EL SALVADOR-ABORTION/
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February 15, 2018
Teodora del Carmen Vasquez hugs her niece as she walks out of jail after her 30-year sentence was commuted...
Ilopango, El Salvador
Teodora del Carmen Vasquez hugs her niece as she walks out of jail after her 30-year sentence was commuted...
Teodora del Carmen Vasquez hugs her niece as she walks out of jail after her 30-year sentence was commuted by the Supreme Court of El Salvador, in Ilopango, El Salvador February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ABORTION/ALABAMA
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May 15, 2019
Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the...
Montgomery, UNITED STATES
Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the...
Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House as Alabama state Senate votes on the strictest anti-abortion bill in the United States at the Alabama Legislature in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-COURT/ABORTION
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June 27, 2016
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the U.S. Supreme...
Austin, UNITED STATES
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown in Austin
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown following the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Ilana Panich-Linsman
EL SALVADOR-ABORTION/
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April 08, 2018
Religious activists pray after a demonstration against the decriminalization of abortion, in San Salvador,...
San Salvador, El Salvador
Religious activists pray after a demonstration against the decriminalization of abortion, in San Salvador...
Religious activists pray after a demonstration against the decriminalization of abortion, in San Salvador, El Salvador, April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
ARGENTINA-ABORTION/
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August 08, 2018
Abortion rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion, in...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Abortion rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion, in...
Abortion rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-COURT/ABORTION
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March 02, 2016
A protester with her mouth taped over with the word "life" stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court...
Washington, UNITED STATES
A protester with her mouth taped stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington
A protester with her mouth taped over with the word "life" stands in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on the morning the court takes up a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy, in Washington March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ARGENTINA-ABORTION/DEMO
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May 28, 2019
Activists hold green handkerchiefs, which symbolizes the abortion rights movement, during a rally to...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Activists hold green handkerchiefs, which symbolizes the abortion rights movement, during a rally to...
Activists hold green handkerchiefs, which symbolizes the abortion rights movement, during a rally to legalize abortion, outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
USA-ABORTION/PROTEST
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May 21, 2019
A wire hanger used as sign of protest is pictured during a Stop the Abortion Ban Bill Day of Action in...
St. Louis, UNITED STATES
A wire hanger used as sign of protest is pictured during a Stop the Abortion Ban Bill Day of Action in...
A wire hanger used as sign of protest is pictured during a Stop the Abortion Ban Bill Day of Action in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ABORTION/GEORGIA
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May 07, 2019
April Houston and Lara Martin hold signs while dressed as Handmaids in protest of Georgia's anti-abortion...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
Protesters Houston and Martin hold signs against Georgia's anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill at Georgia...
April Houston and Lara Martin hold signs while dressed as Handmaids in protest of Georgia's anti-abortion "heartbeat" bill at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage
ARGENTINA-ABORTION/
RTS1WNSQ
August 08, 2018
Anti-abortion-rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion,...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Anti-abortion-rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion,...
Anti-abortion-rights activists gather as lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill legalizing abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
IRELAND-ABORTION/
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May 25, 2018
Flowers are left at the foot of a new mural of Savita Halappanavar put up on the day of the abortion...
Dublin, Ireland
Flowers are left at the foot of a new mural of Savita Halappanavar put up on the day of the abortion...
Flowers are left at the foot of a new mural of Savita Halappanavar put up on the day of the abortion referendum on liberalising abortion laws in Dublin, Ireland May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
BRAZIL-ABORTION/PROTEST
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November 13, 2017
A woman demonstrates against Brazil's congressional move to criminalize all cases of abortion, including...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A woman demonstrates against Brazil's congressional move to criminalize all cases of abortion, including...
A woman demonstrates against Brazil's congressional move to criminalize all cases of abortion, including cases of rape and where the mother's life is in danger, with a face painting representing a woman dead after an illegal abortion, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 13, 2017. The letters painted on her mouth read "Abortion". REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
IRELAND-ABORTION/
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May 26, 2018
Women celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland,...
Dublin, Ireland
Women celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin
Women celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin, Ireland, May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ABORTION/ALABAMA
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May 20, 2019
Kelli Thompson chants at the Alabama State Capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against...
Montgomery, UNITED STATES
March for Reproductive Freedom in Montgomery
Kelli Thompson chants at the Alabama State Capitol during the March for Reproductive Freedom against the state's new abortion law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ABORTION/PROTEST
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May 21, 2019
Pro-choice supporters attend the "Stop the Bans" rally in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Chris...
Atlanta, UNITED STATES
Pro-choice supporters attend the "Stop the Bans" rally in Atlanta
Pro-choice supporters attend the "Stop the Bans" rally in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
USA-ABORTION/
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May 28, 2019
A imaging table inside the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region, Missouri's...
St. Louis, UNITED STATES
A imaging table inside Missouri's sole abortion clinic in St. Louis
A imaging table inside the Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood St. Louis Region, Missouri's sole abortion clinic, in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant
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