Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Which Country is the Most Permissive On Abortion?

This report from the Charlotte Lozier institute is creating a buzz on the internet.

There are seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Four countries have "no restriction in law":

North Korea

Two countries ban abortions after 24 weeks:

The Netherlands

And that leaves the United States, which has no federal law, but many of its states ban abortion after viability (although not all).

I want to set the record straight about abortion restrictions in the countries which are said to have no restrictions:  

Canada, China, Vietnam and North Korea.

The truth is, China and Vietnam do have restrictions on abortion.

Sex-selection abortions are banned in these countries, and violations are prosecuted.

People keep repeating the myth they have no restrictions. Please stop doing that.

Because it obscures the truth about which countries are the most permissive on abortion:

Canada and North Korea.

Congratulations Canada. On fetal rights, you rank right up there with North Korea.