The Physicians for Life website mentions the following changes in abortion legislation: “In 1992, virtually no states were enforcing informed-consent laws; by 2000, 27 states had informed-consent laws in effect.” “In 1992, no states had banned or restricted partial-birth abortion; by 2000, twelve states had bans or restrictions in effect.” “In 1992, only 20 states […Full Article]
The UN reported, “The overwhelming majority of countries, 97 per cent, permit abortion to save the woman’s life. In five countries, abortion is not permitted. Abortion laws and policies are significantly more restrictive in the developing world.” To see the full report, click on WORLD ABORTION POLICIES 2007.
According to G. Devereux, “Typology data on abortion behavior were gathered from 350 primitive groups. 20 groups are cited, e.g., the Aztec, the Inca, Achaemenid Persia, Islamic Persia, ancient Assyria, ancient Egypt, modern Egypt.” Full Citation: In: Rosen H, ed. Abortion in America: medical, psychiatric, legal, anthropological, and religious considerations. Boston, Beacon, 1967. :97-152
According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, “currently, over 60% of the world’s people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside in countries where abortion is generally prohibited.” For more information about the […Full Article]