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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Your Guide to Abortion Laws Around the World

This article has several maps showing abortion and contraception laws in every country.

For abortion laws, there are three categories:  “Abortion is legal regardless of reason,” “All abortion prohibited without exception,” and “Abortion is permitted under one or more exceptions.”

In the U.S. (even though some states are still living in the 1800s), Canada, South Africa and most of Europe:  abortion is legal regardless of reason.  (If you scroll further down, there’s a guide to American abortion laws in each state.)

In Europe, the exceptions are Spain, Portugal, Poland, Finland, the U.K., Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland and Moldova.  In these countries, abortion is permitted only under certain exceptions.

What I found surprising:  in most of the former Soviet republics of Central Asia — whose populations are almost entirely Muslim — abortion is legal regardless of reason.

In most of Asia, Africa and Latin America:  Abortion is permitted only under certain exceptions.

And the following countries prohibit any and all abortion, period, no exceptions:  Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mauritania, Senegal, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo, Angola, Somalia and Madagascar.

If I’m counting correctly, that makes thirteen countries where America’s snake-handling fetus-worshipers can emigrate to if they think the United States is too secular.

Further down the page, the linked article also shows the contraception laws in every country.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that explains why we get so many tourist from the other states like Texas et. al, .out here in California, and I always thought it was to snap pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, nope its to get an abortion!


June 2, 2013 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

A woman's freedom can be measured by the amount of control she has over her own body, her environment, and her resources. In so much of history, and even now in many parts of the world, including right here in the US, women do not have control over their body, their environment, or their resources. They get paid less, are viewed as the sexual property of men, and are controlled through potential acts of physical violence such as rape. We have made progressed in the last century but we are far from having true equality and freedom.

June 3, 2013 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Interesting article. I think I fall into the OK under some circumstances category. I don't support abortion as birth control but I do support birth control in any other fashion.

June 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

I have to admit I do struggle with the abortion question sometimes. But for me the bottom line is if women want the option (up to a reasonable point in the pregnancy)they should have it.

June 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL. Who knows.

Life: You're right, there's been lots of progress but there's still a long way to go.

Mr. C: I agree with what Bill Clinton supposedly said, that abortion should be safe, legal and rare. It certainly shouldn't be used as a form of birth control.

Jim: My sentiments too. It's a moral personal decision that the individual has to make, not the government.

June 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM  

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