8: Does legalising abortion reduce deaths from unsafe abortion? Experiences in sub-Saharan Africa
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Legalization of abortion has often been put forward to reduce abortion mortality and maternal mortality. Through a focus on the experience of South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Zambia, this chapter challenges the widely held viewpoint arguing that legalising abortion is neither sufficient nor necessary to reduce the burden of unsafe abortion or maternal mortality to minimal levels. Rather than a focus on legal approaches and solutions, other measures should be put in place for an approach that place greater emphasis on the safeguarding of women and children.

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