Abortion is as controversial abroad as it is in the United States. Many governments struggle to strike a balance between the rights of pregnant women and the rights of unborn fetuses. As the following summary of abortion laws and practices in 30 countries shows, this often leads to complex policies governing when and under what circumstances a woman may legally have an abortion.
In this research package
Americans and Abortion
An overview of the abortion debate in America.
Abortion and the Supreme Court
The constitutional dimensions of the abortion debate.
Public Opinion on Abortion
Polls conducted in 2009 found fewer Americans expressing support for abortion than in previous years.
Abortion Around the World
Abortion is as controversial abroad as it is in the United States.
A breakdown of 17 major religious groups’ views on abortion.
Source : http://www.pewforum.org/2008/09/30/abortion-laws-around-the-world/262