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Washington Post Analysis Examines Abortion Laws Worldwide

Washington Post: The many countries where abortion is basically banned
“…Only four countries regulate the procedure more strictly [than Ireland did before it repealed its ban on May 25], banning the procedure in all cases. … The countries with total bans house six percent of the world’s 1.64 billion women of reproductive age, according to the Guttmacher Institute. … It’s relatively rare for a country to ban abortion entirely. But that doesn’t mean women have easy access to the procedure in most places. The vast majority of countries put at least some restrictions on abortion access…” (Erickson, 5/24).