[Comment] Offline: Access to safe abortion and ending stillbirths—together
There aren’t too many taboos left in global health. Marginalised diseases have become mainstream. Excluded populations are now embraced. Disfiguring practices, once excused by culture, are condemned. But abortion remains a forbidden word. WHO is frightened of it. Donors avoid it. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation elides it. All claim to value every life. All pledge to leave no one behind. All are committed to universal health coverage. But women with an unwanted pregnancy are omitted from these visions, disbarred, invisiblised.