plwk wrote:b. And does a pregnancy mean that those legal rights are suspended fully in favour of a foetus over that of the woman carrying it, where its legal rights are limited in the US (re-Roe vs Wade), in this case, the State of Texas, and nearly non-existent outside of the US?
wiki wrote:As of 1998, among the 152 most populous countries, 54 either banned abortion entirely or permitted it only to save the life of the pregnant woman.
In addition, another 44 of the 152 most populous countries restricted abortions after a particular gestational age: 12 weeks (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Rep., Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Norway (additional restrictions after 18 weeks), Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Yugoslavia), 13 weeks (Italy), 14 weeks (Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Germany, Hungary, and Romania), 18 weeks (Sweden), viability (Netherlands and to some extent the United States), and 24 weeks (Singapore and Britain).
Some countries, like Canada, China (Mainland only) and Vietnam have no legal limit on when an abortion can be performed.
plwk wrote:Hence, dearie, I used 'nearly' and not none.
54 and 44 is hardly 'impressive' out of 152. Some sources note that there are 196 countries, unless Taiwan is excluded...
The UK is not even on that list lol
plwk wrote:It's a pun statement dearie, no Holy Year indulgences attached for getting it right
plwk wrote:I've some memories looking at those pics and got some vested personal interest in issues like this. If my mom heeded that doctor's advice years ago, 'plwk' would not be typing this, not that my relatives wanted me around anyway. And from an ex Catholic to another, for all of the abhorrence I have for the Church, their pro life stand to some extent did save me via my mom's convent school years, never mind she turned Protestant.
But I can never imagine myself in the shoes of this family in the case. It's horrible that this would happen to anyone and even now as a Buddhist, it's not easy to answer such traumatic life dramas as a bystander much less if it hits one's own family...may they be well and happy...
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