On Saturday, May 26, 2018 The New York Times published an article titled “Ireland Votes to End Abortion Ban in Rebuke to Catholic Church” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/world/europe/ireland-abortion-yes.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news).
A few days prior, I published an article “My Body, My Choice: Why the ‘Gag Rule’ is Old-Fashioned and Wrong” (https://phoebeglen.com/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 (http://worldabortionlaws.com/). I look forward to a future where the whole map is green.