January 25thevent to Present Global Overview & Major Findings
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Thomas Jacobson of the Global Life Campaign and other pro-life leaders will join the Family Research Council to present a global overview of abortion rates in nations around the world, what has happened since the first nation authorized abortion in 1920, major findings, and recommendations for restoring respect for human life.
In 1920, the former Soviet Union was the first country in the world to legalize abortion. It is currentlyauthorized, partly or fully, by 136 nations. The sixty nations still prohibiting abortion face relentless international pressure to permit abortion without restriction. We now have nearly a century of evidence documenting what happens when governments authorize abortion: it does not become rare, but increases exponentially.
The Abortion Worldwide Report is the first to systematically track reported abortions in 100 nations, territories and regions, from the year of authorization through 2015. The Report contains 4,915 country years of data, major findings, and country abortion graphs showing the impact of authorization, world maps, and a policy table for 196 nations.
Arina Grossu, Family Research Council
Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute
Dr. Brian Clowes, Human Life International
Thomas Jacobson, Global Life Campaign
Ernie Walton, Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, & the Rule of Law
Ambassadors and diplomats representing various countries will be in attendance
WHAT: Launch of Abortion Worldwide Report. Summary Report available upon request (Embargoed until January 25, 10 AM Eastern).
WHERE: Family Research Council, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
WHEN: TODAY, January 25, 12:00 noon Eastern
To request media credentials for this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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