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(NBC News)   All the countries in the world that allow abortion in one convenient, alphabetical list. You know, just in case   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2022-05-06 4:41:22 PM  
interesting. UK is 'social and economic grounds' which basically means if you want a termination you can have one [don't bother taking me on over that sentence, young fella-me-lad].

I was quite surprised to see some other 'social and economic grounds'... India, Rwanda, Belize, and some that weren't... prohibited altogether in Jamaica and Malta, in Poland only to preserve health...
 
2022-05-06 6:06:54 PM  
If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.
 
2022-05-06 6:08:03 PM  
They'd more likely travel to a state that allows it, and has plans to keep it that way, like California.

Traveling overseas is cost-prohibitive for some people.
 
2022-05-06 6:09:13 PM  

Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.


Until some jerk sues a state like Colorado... or in 2025 when Congress gets to put in a national ban.
 
2022-05-06 6:10:14 PM  

Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.


Except for all the Republican states that have trigger laws in effect to ban abortion if Roe is overturned. In that instance, it'd be more appropriate to say there will be certain areas of the United States where abortion is allowed.
 
2022-05-06 6:12:14 PM  

hershy799: Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.

Until some jerk sues a state like Colorado... or in 2025 when Congress gets to put in a national ban.


And make it a murder charge on any woman once she returns to the states after having an abortion. Watch that law applies to interstate travel first before the national ban.
 
2022-05-06 6:12:43 PM  
make sure to exclude ones whose laws are more restrictive than the mississippi one under consideration. also make sure to exclude ones which don't have abortion clinics available in every region of the country.
 
2022-05-06 6:12:53 PM  
I just wonder if pro-lifers ever look at a list like this and go "Thanks Jesus, We're close to reaching our goal of giving the US the same position as Haiti or Siera Leone. Now those are some places that you can trust to have the figured that whole 'human rights' thing out."
 
2022-05-06 6:14:09 PM  
US soon to be in the dark brown "prohibited"
 
2022-05-06 6:14:37 PM  

hershy799: Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.

Until some jerk sues a state like Colorado... or in 2025 when Congress gets to put in a national ban.


You could say the same about any other country. They could change the laws. But as it stands, if the Alito decision is implemented, the United States would still be a blue country on the map as abortion would be legal in the United States, but with some local restrictions.
 
2022-05-06 6:15:49 PM  

Weatherkiss: Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.

Except for all the Republican states that have trigger laws in effect to ban abortion if Roe is overturned. In that instance, it'd be more appropriate to say there will be certain areas of the United States where abortion is allowed.


Which would make it a blue country on the map in the article. No change. Abortion would be legal in the United States.
 
2022-05-06 6:15:52 PM  
It's really depressing and I'm really tired of seeing seeing lists that go:

All countries in the world without access to national healthcare: "United States, North Korea, Ethiopia".

'All countries in the world that use the imperial measurement system: "United States, Ethiopia"

'Countries in the world that have a child death rate before reaching the age of 18 above 1%: "United States, Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia"

'All countries in the world with an incarceration rate above 1%:
" United States, China"

'Countries in the world that ban abortion absolutely: "United States, Egypt, Ethiopia" '

We should strive to be better than Ethiopia, is what I'm saying.
 
2022-05-06 6:18:25 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: I just wonder if pro-lifers ever look at a list like this and go "Thanks Jesus, We're close to reaching our goal of giving the US the same position as Haiti or Siera Leone. Now those are some places that you can trust to have the figured that whole 'human rights' thing out."


France and Italy have abortion restrictions more restrictive than the Mississippi restrictions under debate in the Dobbs case at the Supreme Court.
 
2022-05-06 6:18:52 PM  
Interesting. I was having a look at this very map recently.

I wish I had a joke just this once. I don't.

We should be better. The fact that we aren't is sad.
 
2022-05-06 6:19:54 PM  

Walker: US soon to be in the dark brown "prohibited"


How do? Do you think New York or California will ban abortion?
 
2022-05-06 6:28:28 PM  

Alien Robot: Weatherkiss: Alien Robot: If the Alito decision stands, the United States will still be a country where abortion is allowed.

Except for all the Republican states that have trigger laws in effect to ban abortion if Roe is overturned. In that instance, it'd be more appropriate to say there will be certain areas of the United States where abortion is allowed.

Which would make it a blue country on the map in the article. No change. Abortion would be legal in the United States.


That's dishonest, though. The map of the US itself would have to be broken up into blue and dark brown sections accordingly. The states aren't united when it comes to permitting abortion, and when the states themselves have laws that criminalize leaving the state to receive an abortion, that makes going to California or New York for an abortion in itself a criminal act, and therefore prohibited.
 
2022-05-06 6:30:31 PM  

Sim Tree: It's really depressing and I'm really tired of seeing seeing lists that go:

All countries in the world without access to national healthcare: "United States, North Korea, Ethiopia".

'All countries in the world that use the imperial measurement system: "United States, Ethiopia"

'Countries in the world that have a child death rate before reaching the age of 18 above 1%: "United States, Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia"

'All countries in the world with an incarceration rate above 1%:
" United States, China"

'Countries in the world that ban abortion absolutely: "United States, Egypt, Ethiopia" '

We should strive to be better than Ethiopia, is what I'm saying.


Ethiopia uses the metric system. The countries that don't are the United States, Myanmar, and Liberia.
 
2022-05-06 6:32:11 PM  

Alien Robot: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: I just wonder if pro-lifers ever look at a list like this and go "Thanks Jesus, We're close to reaching our goal of giving the US the same position as Haiti or Siera Leone. Now those are some places that you can trust to have the figured that whole 'human rights' thing out."

France and Italy have abortion restrictions more restrictive than the Mississippi restrictions under debate in the Dobbs case at the Supreme Court.


Oh fark off with that BS. If the leaked decision had been about 14 vs 15 weeks, you might have a point. 11 states have passed laws that outaw all abortions without any exception that trigger if Roe is overturned. The Dobbs case is just a key to open the door to implement a complete ban and don't even try to deny it.
 
2022-05-06 6:34:23 PM  
Secretly pass a law that classifies fetuses as British soldiers, then claim protections under the third amendment.

Problem solved, now it's covered in the constitution
 
2022-05-06 6:34:30 PM  
During much of the Soviet era abortion was the only form of birth control available in that part of the world and it was used quite a lot.
 
2022-05-06 6:37:45 PM  
I know I keep denying it to myself, but is this Weimar America?
It's bloody inconvenient to pick up roots and get out.
 
2022-05-06 6:37:49 PM  

Sim Tree: It's really depressing and I'm really tired of seeing seeing lists that go:

All countries in the world without access to national healthcare: "United States, North Korea, Ethiopia".

'All countries in the world that use the imperial measurement system: "United States, Ethiopia"

'Countries in the world that have a child death rate before reaching the age of 18 above 1%: "United States, Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia"

'All countries in the world with an incarceration rate above 1%:
" United States, China"

'Countries in the world that ban abortion absolutely: "United States, Egypt, Ethiopia" '

We should strive to be better than Ethiopia, is what I'm saying.


Ethiopia doesn't use the Imperial system.  Myanmar, the U.S., and Liberia use it, with the U.K. using a mix of Imperial and metric.  Ethiopia is metric
 
2022-05-06 6:39:59 PM  
US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)
 
2022-05-06 6:40:33 PM  

HoratioGates: Sim Tree: It's really depressing and I'm really tired of seeing seeing lists that go:

All countries in the world without access to national healthcare: "United States, North Korea, Ethiopia".

'All countries in the world that use the imperial measurement system: "United States, Ethiopia"

'Countries in the world that have a child death rate before reaching the age of 18 above 1%: "United States, Nigeria, Chad, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia"

'All countries in the world with an incarceration rate above 1%:
" United States, China"

'Countries in the world that ban abortion absolutely: "United States, Egypt, Ethiopia" '

We should strive to be better than Ethiopia, is what I'm saying.

Ethiopia doesn't use the Imperial system.  Myanmar, the U.S., and Liberia use it, with the U.K. using a mix of Imperial and metric.  Ethiopia is metric


Didn't really think Myanmar and Liberia had their shiat together.
 
2022-05-06 7:03:01 PM  

Lady J: interesting. UK is 'social and economic grounds' which basically means if you want a termination you can have one [don't bother taking me on over that sentence, young fella-me-lad].

I was quite surprised to see some other 'social and economic grounds'... India, Rwanda, Belize, and some that weren't... prohibited altogether in Jamaica and Malta, in Poland only to preserve health...


I'm wondering if any of the places that have "to preserve health" include mental health.

I was surprised by a handful, too, one way or the other.
 
2022-05-06 7:06:14 PM  
If this passes, the next Law & Order spinoff is going to be weird.

INT: Police Station - DETECTIVE STABLER is talking into a tabletop microscope.

STABLER: Look, you have the right to remain silent, but we can't help you unless you tell us what you know.

BENSON: Getting anywhere with that embryo?

STABLER: They won't pick any of the uteri out of the mugshot book, won't cooperate for an interview. Hell, it won't even say it's name.

BENSON (bending over to speak into the microscope): You don't have to be afraid. We'll protect you.

STABLER (whispering): You know, you probably should be aware that everyone you tell that to dies horribly by act IV.

ICE-T:  Hey! While you two have been tag teaming that zygote, I got a fetus on a pay phone at Port Authority saying its got a hot tip about some pill aborter running around the city

BELZER: Are you kidding me?

ICE-T: Actually, its RU-486, don't you pay attention during briefings? Grab your coat, we'll get Thai food on the way back. Gonna be a long night.

COMMERCIAL
 
2022-05-06 7:07:50 PM  

sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)


Exactly. And that's why this is so important... 2016 gave a huge impulse to Fascists in Europe, and the Xtian Fascists will gain from any more progress towards Gilead
 
2022-05-06 7:08:41 PM  
So basically all the shait-hole countries are against it.
 
2022-05-06 7:10:19 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Secretly pass a law that classifies fetuses as British soldiers, then claim protections under the third amendment.

Problem solved, now it's covered in the constitution


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2022-05-06 7:11:30 PM  

sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)


this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY
 
2022-05-06 7:13:39 PM  

drdank: If this passes, the next Law & Order spinoff is going to be weird.

INT: Police Station - DETECTIVE STABLER is talking into a tabletop microscope.

STABLER: Look, you have the right to remain silent, but we can't help you unless you tell us what you know.

BENSON: Getting anywhere with that embryo?

STABLER: They won't pick any of the uteri out of the mugshot book, won't cooperate for an interview. Hell, it won't even say it's name.

BENSON (bending over to speak into the microscope): You don't have to be afraid. We'll protect you.

STABLER (whispering): You know, you probably should be aware that everyone you tell that to dies horribly by act IV.

ICE-T:  Hey! While you two have been tag teaming that zygote, I got a fetus on a pay phone at Port Authority saying its got a hot tip about some pill aborter running around the city

BELZER: Are you kidding me?

ICE-T: Actually, its RU-486, don't you pay attention during briefings? Grab your coat, we'll get Thai food on the way back. Gonna be a long night.

COMMERCIAL


this is very good.  and the show is actually muted on my tv right now!, so nice confluence of events there.
 
2022-05-06 7:14:48 PM  
Garbage people just love being on the wrong side of the "states rights" argument.
 
2022-05-06 7:20:42 PM  
What isn't show is how many, many countries have reasonable restrictions that would enrage some folks in the US.
 
2022-05-06 7:29:55 PM  
If Casey and/or Roe is overturned, we should track every Republican-associated woman who travels to a blue state or country and publish photos everywhere she goes.
 
2022-05-06 8:01:40 PM  
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2022-05-06 8:04:46 PM  

Lady J: sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)

this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY


You are greatly misinformed.
 
2022-05-06 8:04:46 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: [Fark user image image 425x423]


this is absolute bullshiat
 
2022-05-06 8:07:43 PM  

Lady J: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: [Fark user image image 425x423]

this is absolute bullshiat


Denial isn't just a river in Egypt, it's pandemic among liberals.
 
2022-05-06 8:08:55 PM  

sprgrss: Lady J: sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)

this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY

You are greatly misinformed.


I work for the NHS, you farking liar

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2022-05-06 8:21:24 PM  
This is SERIOUS

You folks better go out and get yourselves knocked up before it's too late.
 
2022-05-06 8:22:59 PM  

Lady J: sprgrss: Lady J: sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)

this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY

You are greatly misinformed.

I work for the NHS, you farking liar

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Look at the map again and tell us the countries listed in white, and therefore not covered by those restrictions stated in the legend*

/*"You farking liar."
 
2022-05-06 8:27:48 PM  
You have to have a reason for an abortion in the U.K. You can't just get one just because you forgotten your contraception as is called for in "abortion on demand." The reasons are broad in the first trimester, including "socio-economic reasons," but you have to state a reason nevertheless.
 
2022-05-06 8:32:41 PM  

PR Deltoid: This is SERIOUS

You folks better go out and get yourselves knocked up before it's too late.


I reckon I can fit two in if I crack on.
 
2022-05-06 8:35:09 PM  

Lady J: sprgrss: Lady J: sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)

this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY

You are greatly misinformed.

I work for the NHS, you farking liar

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The map shows law permitting abortion on demand - at the whim of the mother.

I'm not an expert on UK law, but the bbc explains:

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2022-05-06 8:45:44 PM  
just remembered I can put on blinkers.
 
2022-05-06 9:04:20 PM  

Lady J: sprgrss: Lady J: sprgrss: US has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.  What we fight about in court (15 week bans) is even more permissive than all of Europe (except for Benelux countries)

this is wildly inaccurate
WILDLY

You are greatly misinformed.

I work for the NHS, you farking liar

[Fark user image 422x750]


Someone doesn't know how to read a map.  Also you are misinformed.
 
2022-05-06 9:26:43 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: [Fark user image 425x423]


Did you happen to notice this little part?
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And that's why your map is BS.
 
2022-05-06 9:29:45 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: [Fark user image 425x423]

Did you happen to notice this little part?
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And that's why your map is BS.


Yes. I commented on that above. If it uses the same standard for everyone, why would it be bs? Exceptions for health of the mother should be a part of any reasonable abortion law.
 
2022-05-06 9:57:00 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: SanityIsAFullTimeJob: [Fark user image 425x423]

Did you happen to notice this little part?
[Fark user image 135x110]

And that's why your map is BS.


That doesn't do what you think it does.
 
2022-05-06 10:00:50 PM  
I couldn't find "Vatican" anywhere on the list.

I even looked under "Holy See."

Strange.
 
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