H 1 Safe abortion: Technical & policy guidance for health systems. Legal and policy considerations.
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- Laws and policies on abortion should protect women’s health and their human rights.
- Regulatory, policy and programmatic barriers that hinder access to and timely provision of safe abortion care should be removed.
- An enabling regulatory and policy environment is needed to ensure that every woman who is legally eligible has ready access to safe abortion care.
- Policies should be geared to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of women; to achieving positive health outcomes for women; to providing good-quality contraceptive information and services; and to meeting the particular needs of poor women, adolescents, rape survivors and women living with HIV.