Abortion Worldwide: 20 Years of Reform

This publication provides an overview of international human rights standards on abortion and identifies trends in abortion law reform within each of the world’s regions. Additionally, it documents the changes to abortion laws in countries across the globe since the PoA and includes a
discussion of measures to enhance or restrict access to abortion services within each region. While the legal status of abortion is only one measure of women’s access to safe abortion services in any country, it is a key indicator of women’s ability to enjoy their reproductive rights.