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Pakistan’s alarming abortion rate

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Although it rarely makes headlines in this country, Pakistan has a massive illegal abortion problem. In August last year, a representative from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced that there were 2.2 million abortions in the country every year. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a US-based research firm, almost half the pregnancies that occur in Pakistan are unplanned, and 54 percent of them end in abortion.

The issue has received some attention since yesterday after a local court extended the remand of a nurse and her assistant who stand accused of conducting a botched abortion procedure on a model,........

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