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What is the current abortion law in the USA? Is it legal in all 50 states?

Abortion laws vary widely among countries and territories, and have changed over time. Such laws range from abortion pills being freely available on request, to regulation or restrictions of various kinds, to outright prohibition in all circumstances. Many countries and territories that allow abortion have gestational limits for the procedure depending on the reason; with […]

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Is abortion illegal in Germany?

Abortion is illegal under Section 218 of the German criminal code, and punishable by up to three years in prison (or up to five years for “reckless” abortions or those against the pregnant woman’s will). Where is abortion illegal in the world? Abortions are completely banned in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, […]

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What countries is abortion legal?

Other countries soon followed, including Canada (1969), the United States (1973 in most states, pursuant to Roe v. Wade—the U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion nationwide), Tunisia and Denmark (1973), Austria (1974), France and Sweden (1975), New Zealand (1977), Italy (1978), the Netherlands (1984), … Is abortion legal in Italy? Italian women are eligible […]

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How many weeks can you have an abortion in California?

Abortion is legal in California, both for teens and adults. You have the right to get an abortion for any reason until approximately 6 months after you become pregnant. After that, if the pregnancy puts your health or life at risk you can still get an abortion. How late can you have an abortion in […]

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What is the time limit on abortion in the US?

Under Roe, states have the authority to regulate abortion after viability, which is generally considered to be between 24 to 28 weeks after a patient’s last menstrual period. At what week is abortion illegal in the US? As of May 14, 2019, the state prohibited abortions after the fetus was viable, generally some point between […]

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How late can I get an abortion in Texas?

As of September 1, 2021, abortion is illegal in Texas once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits abortion when there is a detectable heartbeat, which may be as early as 6 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy. Before this, elective abortions were allowed up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. What is the […]

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Emotional reactions to potential overturning of U.S. abortion law

‏Emotions ran high outside the U.S. Supreme Court, where pro-choice and anti-abortion groups reacted to a leaked draft opinion showing a majority of justices were in favour of overturning the ruling that legalized abortion in the country. The National is CBC’s flagship nightly news program, featuring the day’s top stories with in-depth and original journalism, […]