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How US state abortion laws compare globally

Quartz: “Despite efforts to limit access to abortion, Roe v. Wade has preserved American women’s right to terminate a pregnancy, a basic protection not available to many women around the world. If the US Supreme overturns the decision, as suggested by a leaked draft opinion, abortion would become illegal in many US states, putting them on par with countries with some of the world’s most restrictive laws. Since the US has no federal laws to protect access to abortion, states would revert to their own statutes. More than a dozen have laws in the books already that would ban abortion in most circumstances if Roe v. Wade is thrown out…”

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