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Factbox: A global look at abortion and some of the world’s toughest laws

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(Reuters) – New limits on abortion rights are being pursued in the United States and other countries. Here is a look at global abortion statistics and some of the world’s strictest abortion laws based on information from the U.N. World Health Organization as well as from the Guttmacher Institute research group and the Center for Reproductive Rights legal advocacy group, both of which support abortion rights. – Approximately 73 million abortions occur worldwide annually, with 61% of all unintended pregnancies and 29% of all pregnancies ending in abortion, according to the World Health Organiza…

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