How does the United States rank globally in terms of abortion laws?
The numbers may change soon, when the state of Mississippi decides on abortion in the upcoming November election, when the state votes on Initiative 26. Proponents of the bill call it the “Personhood Amendment.”
"The courts probably wouldn’t let such a law stand. Plus there’s always the possibility that such a restrictive measure could backfire on its supporters politically. Even in Mississippi, a state where opposition to abortion is notoriously high, I suspect most voters will get antsy about laws that curtail access to birth control. But the mere appearance of the initiative is a sign of the times — and, from my perspective, not an encouraging one."
- Jonathan Cohn, “Mississippi v. Birth Control”
A detailed, interactive version of the map may be found here, from the Center for Reproductive Rights.
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