In some European countries, hospitals have stopped performing abortions. In others, where abortion is severely restricted, women have been unable to travel to get treatment elsewhere.
In the past few weeks we’ve spoken to women who have resorted to backstreet abortions, and others left with no choice but to continue with unwanted pregnancies.
Human rights organisations are now urging countries to make sure abortions are safely available.
Reported by: Jean Mackenzie
Produced by: Sara Monetta
Filmed and edited by: Andy Smythe
Graphics: Gerard Groves
Executive Producer: Kimberley Rowell