Adolescents and Abortion: Restricting Access Puts Young Women’s Health and Lives at Risk

This factsheet highlights the need for safe abortion for adolescents in the United States. It presents the facts on the incidences of abortion, the characteristics of safe and unsafe abortion, as well as the reasons women seek abortion services. A list of recommended actions is provided to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion and this include legalise abortion and make services widely available. The argument is that making abortion illegal does not prevent abortion, it only prevents safe abortion.