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In most European international locations, ladies are legally permitted to have an abortion on request, with Malta the one EU state with an entire ban on the process.
In Poland, nonetheless, the Constitutional Tribunal rolled again ladies’s proper to terminate pregnancies in 2020, ruling that girls can bear an abortion solely in circumstances of rape, incest, or if their life is at risk.
The abortion debate was thrust again into the highlight this week after a report that the U.S. Supreme Court deliberate to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade determination, which legalized abortion throughout the nation in 1973, in accordance with an preliminary draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito and obtained by POLITICO.
Here’s a breakdown of abortion rights — and attitudes towards them — in Europe and around the globe:
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