Legalizing Abortion| Which Countries Value Women's Right to Choose

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On Saturday, May 26, 2018 The New York Times published an article titled “Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban in Rebuke to Catholic Church” (

A few days prior, I published an article “My Body, My Choice: Why the ‘Gag Rule’ is Old-Fashioned and Wrong” (

So you can imagine, that I was surprised that the United States seems to be moving backwards in an age where a lot of other countries are moving forward, in regards to more equality in Human Rights, which are essentially Women’s Rights.

While reading the New York Times article, I was pleased to find the following quote, “This has been a great exercise in democracy,” Mr. Varadkar said, “and the people have spoken and the people have said: We want a modern constitution for a modern country, and that we trust women and that we respect them to make the right decisions and the right choices about their own health care.”


This led me on a google search of ‘countries where abortion is legal 2018’. I came across this impressive map: The World’s Abortion Laws 2018 ( I look forward to a future where the whole map is green.