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originally posted by: thepixelpusher
And so it begins, state by state.Way to go Ohio!!
Ohio Bill Bans All Abortions, Declares Unborn Babies as People Under LawOhio Bill Bans All Abortions, Declares Unborn Babies as People Under Law
“We make it very clear in the state of Ohio we consider the unborn child a person just like you, me or any other person that has a right to life,”
The death of Savita Halappanavar led to protests in 2012 calling for changes to Ireland's abortion laws and a highly public investigation by the Health Service Executive. After a miscarriage had been diagnosed, she was denied an abortion because the foetus's heart was still beating. She developed sepsis and died. The HSE enquiry found that her death was a result of inadequate assessment and monitoring and a failure to adhere to established clinical guidelines, and made several recommendations, including legislative & constitutional change.
In contrast, unsafe abortions (those performed by unskilled individuals, with hazardous equipment, or in unsanitary facilities) cause 47,000 deaths and 5 million hospital admissions each year.
The World Health Organization recommends safe and legal abortions be available to all women.
Around 56 million abortions are performed each year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely