Turkey’s women face dangerous conditions to obtain legal abortion

Source:Deutsche Welle Date:28Jan2019

According to a study by Kadir Has University in Istanbul, public hospitals in 53 of Turkey’s 81 provinces reject an abortion request if it comes only at the pregnant woman’s request. In the regions near the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, abortions are no longer permitted in any hospitals. Across the entire country, only 7.8 percent of the total of 431 public hospitals allow abortions to be performed solely at the request of a woman and 11.8 percent refuse outright to perform the procedure as a matter of principle.