Family planning means having only the number of children you want and only when you want to have them. There are a number of birth control methods available to protect unwanted pregnancies.
The risk of serious illness or death resulting from pregnancy is far greater than the risk involved in using any birth control method. Birth control also eliminates the unnecessary need for abortions. Abortions after three months risk the mother's life and impair her chances of a healthy pregnancy later.
This risk is compounded because many abortions are done in secret by unskilled persons in unclean surroundings causing infections and death. Sensible birth control prevents this needless suffering and death.