The New York Times describes what happens if women do not have access to safe abortions:
Worldwide, there are 19 million unsafe abortions a year, and they kill 70,000 women (accounting for 13 percent of maternal deaths), mostly in poor countries like Tanzania where abortion is illegal, according to the World Health Organization. More than two million women a year suffer serious complications. …
Here in Ethiopia around a third of maternal deaths are the result of unsafe abortions.
Well done to the New York Times for addressing this. Too often this problem is swept under the carpet.