- One in five pregnancies worldwide and more than half of pregnancies in eastern Europe end in abortion.
- 70,000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.
Here is a news article on the study behind the numbers. The positive is that the number of abortions dropped from 46 million in 1995 to just under 42 million in 2003. The authors of the study note the need for contraception to reduce the chances of pregnancy and thus reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies.