Human Trafficking is the third largest illegal industry worldwide, behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking. Trafficking primarily involves exploitation, forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude. A considerable portion of trafficked persons, are women and children, more than 80% are female and 50% are children. It is estimated that there are anywhere from 20 to 30 million people who are in slavery at this moment.
When Roe v. Wade was decided in January 1973, abortion except to save a woman’s life was banned in nearly two-thirds of states. An estimated 1.2 million women each year resorted to illegal abortion, frightening trips to dangerous locations, whiskey as an anesthetic, doctors who were often marginal or unlicensed practitioners, unsanitary conditions, incompetent treatment, infection, hemorrhage, disfiguration, and death.