Adding to these burdens will increase the number of late abortions; eliminating restrictions would reduce the number.
When abortion services are highly restricted, women are often forced to procure unsafe abortions, which may jeopardize their health and lives. Public health evidence and human rights guarantees provide a compelling rationale for challenging abortion bans and these restrictions.
It is almost always disastrous. The article focuses on the passage of time in pregnancy and thus legal regulation by gestational age.
At the other extreme is the view that personhood does not begin until birth or even later, and so no fetus, and perhaps no infant, qualifies as a person. Thus, the fetus's right to life doesn't make abortion morally impermissible, for "having a right to life does not guarantee having either a right to be given the use of or a right to be allowed continued use of another person's body—even if one needs it for life itself" Thomson, p.
But these were rare, and almost never available to nonwhite or poor women. Mandatory Justification Requirements The last category of legislative restriction on abortion are enactments that would limit the reasons for which a woman may decide to terminate a pregnancy.