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Abortion: What is the problem?

In this commentary Winikoff and Sheldon emphasize that “it is precisely where abortion is illegal that it must become safer” and note “the public health community will not be able to address maternal mortality adequately and attainment of Millennium Development Goals is questionable until we directly confront the issue of unsafe abortion”. They also call for a re-examination of the definition of unsafe abortion that take into consideration innovations in abortion care such as medical abortion.

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