Will Ireland Join 133 Other Countries Where Abortion is Legal?

For example, in Finland, where abortions are not granted based merely on a woman's request, approval for each abortion must be obtained from two doctors or one in special circumstances. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, doctors are permitted to perform abortions only when pregnancy endangers the mother's life, but not if it is a peril to her mental health.

The interactive map is updated in real time to keep pace with changes in how countries are protecting — or denying — women's reproductive freedom.

It was estimated in that over 6, Irish women travel to Britain to have abortions every year. Abortion in Italy was legalized in Read more about this project. Global Health Education, Gender and Work These are the countries where it's still illegal to get an abortion Women protest outside the Supreme Court in El Salvador against the country's abortion laws.

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Legal situations in Europe – Abortion Clinics in Europe

According to The Guardian , 6. This conscientious objection has the practical effect of restricting access to abortion. While abortions are legal under certain conditions in most countries, these conditions vary widely.

There is more recovery time involved in having an appendix removed than having an abortion. Home Health. It's incredibly sad the torture that women endure just to have autonomy over their own bodies.

Countries where abortion is illegal

Essays on Women's Liberation. According to a study done by the Population Council, 35 percent of abortions in the country are done without any medical supervision at all. In following European countries abortion is prohibited by law, only allowed under certain circumstances. Performing abortion only on the basis of a woman's request is allowed in 30 percent of countries, including in the US, Canada, most European countries, and China, with 42 percent of the world's population living in such countries.

Infobase Publishing. Retrieved 2 February Additionally, adolescent fertility rates are lower in countries where abortion is legal. It has been banned frequently and otherwise limited by law. Malawi allows abortion only if the woman's life is at risk , according to the Guttmacher Institute. Al Jazeera. The Southern Sudan Gazette No.

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