While the RNC is celebrating itself and its platform, which is decidedly anti-choice, it might be well to keep this in mind. from the BBC:
Ten million women in Asia, Africa and South America undergo unsafe abortions every year. Unsafe abortions account for 50% of all pregnancy-related deaths. There are 70,000 such deaths annually.
Those deaths could be prevented, according to IPAS, a non-governmental organization based in the U.S. But political, social and religious movements get in the way. And let us not forget that the U.S. cut funds to the U.N. Population Fund over abortion, in July. But hey, they’re killing women for Jeebus, so that’s ok..