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(for "Legalizing Abortion Saves Women’s Lives", by Joyce Arthur)

Global statistics and information on unsafe abortion / maternal mortality:

Guttmacher Institute. Facts on Induced Abortion Worldwide. October 2009. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_IAW.html

Guttmacher Institute (Singh S. et al). Abortion Worldwide: A Decade of Uneven Progress. 2009. http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/AWWfullreport.pdf

U Högberg, I Joelsson. The Decline in Maternal Mortality in Sweden. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. 1985, Vol. 64, No. 7, pp 583-592. 1931–1980. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00016348509156367

International Planned Parenthood Federation. Unsafe abortions: eight maternal deaths every hour. Oct. 19, 2009. http://tiny.cc/tOhFZ [India]

S Jayachandran et al. Modern Medicine and the 20th Century Decline in Mortality: Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs. National Bureau of Economic Research, NBER Working Paper No. 15089. June 2009. http://www.stanford.edu/~jayachan/sulfa.pdf

Angus McLaren, Arlene Tigar McLaren. The bedroom and the state: the changing practices and politics of contraception and abortion in Canada, 1880-1980. 1986. MClelland & Stewart, Toronto. (Secondary source: http://tiny.cc/KqO3c)

KO Rogo et al. Maternal Mortality. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=dmssa&part=A1437

World Health Organization (DA Grimes et al). Unsafe Abortion: The Preventable Pandemic. October 2006. http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/unsafe_abortion/article_unsafe_abortion.pdf

World Health Organization, Unsafe abortion: global and regional estimates of incidence of unsafe abortion and associated mortality in 2003, Fifth edition. 2007. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241596121_eng.pdf

Ireland and Poland / Abortion Tourism:

Irish Family Planning Association. IFPA Responds to Latest UK Abortion Stats. May 21 2009. http://tiny.cc/scmBp

Safe and Legal In Ireland. Abortion in Context. http://tiny.cc/A56sF

Ian Traynor. Women challenge Irish abortion ban in European court. The Guardian. Dec. 9, 2009. http://tiny.cc/zxQ7a

Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning. The Effects of the Anti-Abortion Law in Force in Poland since March 16, 1993. Report No 2, February 1996. http://www.federa.org.pl/english/report96/rap96_1.htm

Poland Point. Dawn of the Abortion Tourism. Nov 19, 2008. http://www.polandpoint.com/news/society/dawn-of-the-abortion-tourism/

Center for Reproductive Rights. Tysiac v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights). March 20, 2007. http://reproductiverights.org/en/press-room/tysiac-v-poland-european-court-of-human-rights

Marcy Bloom. “Abortion Tourism" Sheds Light on the Need for Health Care Access. Feb. 25, 2008. http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/77790/

Chile, Guyana, El Salvador, Nicaragua:

World Health Organization. Mortality Country Fact Sheet 2006 (Chile). http://www.who.int/whosis/mort/profiles/mort_amro_chl_chile.pdf

Donoso S., Enrique Mortalidad Materna en Chile, 2000-2004. Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología. 71(4):246-251. 2006. http://tiny.cc/soMGD

World Health Organization. Making abortions safe: a matter of good public health policy and practice. Bulletin of the WHO. Vol.78, No.5. 2000. http://tiny.cc/zFcX8 [Guyana]

Pan American Health Organization. Maternal and Child Health [in Guyana]. N.d. http://www.guy.paho.org/maternal.html

UNICEF. Statistics for Guyana. 2009. http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/guyana_statistics.html#70

International Women’s Health Program. Guyana at a Glance. 2009. http://iwhp.sogc.org/index.php?page=profile-9&hl=en_US

Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social. Linea de Base de Mortalidad Materna en El Salvador: Junio 2005 – Mayo 2006 (Grafico No. 12, pg 47). http://www.mspas.gob.sv/pdf/documento_LBMM/CONTENIDO_PARTE4.pdf

UNICEF. At a glance: El Salvador. 2009.  http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/elsalvador_statistics.html

José Adán Silva. RIGHTS: Nicaragua Refuses to Discuss Therapeutic Abortion. Inter Press Service News Agency. Feb. 15, 2010. http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50335

Amnesty International. Shocking abortion ban denies life-saving treatment to girls and women in Nicaragua. 27 July 2009. http://tiny.cc/YTPYy

Amnesty International. Governments urged to condemn Nicaragua abortion ban. Feb. 4, 2010. http://tiny.cc/9VcCJ  

Misoprostol / Mifepristone:

RJ Gomperts et al. Using telemedicine for termination of pregnancy with mifepristone and misoprostol in settings where there is no access to safe services. BJOG. Vol.115, Issue 9, pp 1171-1178. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18637010  

S. Miller et al. Misoprostol and declining abortion-related morbidity in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: a temporal association. BJOG. 29 Jun 2005. Vol. 112 Issue 9, pp 1291 – 1296. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118670815/abstract

A. Faúndes et al. Post-abortion complications after interruption of pregnancy with misoprostol. Advances in Contraception. March, 1996. Vol.12, No.1. http://www.springerlink.com/content/g363533371g13t85/