Study Finds American Abortion Laws Among the Top Six Worst Worldwide

(Family Research Council/Faithwire)

A new report comparing abortion laws across the world found that American regulations are on par with the laws found in some of the most restrictive and diabolical regimes.

Last month, the conservative Family Research Council released a report titled "U.S. Abortion Law in Comparison
With the Globe," and the results are pretty damning.

"Alongside Canada, China, Vietnam, and both North and South Korea, the United States is one of only six nations in the world whose national law allows abortion at any point through the entirety of pregnancy," reads an FRC explainer. "The vast majority of nations restrict abortions at least to some degree."

The report from FRC, which opposes abortion, specifically found that just three European nations—Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden—allow abortion past 15 weeks. But even countries like Iceland, the Netherlands and Sweden (along with Singapore and New Zealand) protect the unborn past 24 weeks gestation.

These regulatory revelations are stunning when juxtaposed against America's hands-off approach to the abortion issue, particularly the policies that put the U.S. on par with China and North Korea.

FRC also published a robust map that colorized the abortion laws in effect across the world, with that map visually highlighting these realities.

The most glaring takeaway from the report is that the majority of nations across the globe restrict abortion to some degree. Thus, despite being the most advanced and prosperous nation in human history, the U.S. is out of pace with the abortion restrictions instituted by most other countries.

FRC rhetorically asked why these international differences exist, and the organization said the answer stands within a deeper, more introspective look at abortion.

"[Abortion] is either the killing of an innocent unborn child in the womb, or it is not," the conclusion reads. "If it is not, then the abortion restrictions of all but six nations do not make logical sense. But if—as scientific research indicates—abortion kills an innocent unborn child, then it should be banned across the globe."

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