Here is the fact that everyone debating abortion should know: there is no association between its legality and its incidence. In other words, banning abortion does not stop the practice; it merely makes it more dangerous.
How can anyone seriously put that forward as an idea let alone a factual claim.
Incidence means rate, frequency, of something happening. Legal abortion does increase the rate at which abortion happens. We really were not having 200,000 back street abortions a year in the 1950s.
Jeebus, how stupid does Monbiot think we are?