Societies that do the least to support mothers and child-bearing have more abortions.
As a general rule, societies that do the most to support mothers and child-bearing have the fewest abortions.
From October 24: In the early 1980s, there were some 29 abortions per 1,000 women of child-bearing age.
childbearing child·bear·ing (chīld'bâr'ĭng)
Pregnancy and parturition.