From Ireland to Nepal, abortion rights are becoming recognized as fundamental human rights for millions of people worldwide. And in Latin America, the Green Wave is ushering in a new era of liberalization in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, and elsewhere in the region.
The devastating regression on abortion rights in the United States makes the country a stark outlier to the global trend toward liberalization.
Pictured: Countries and territories that have liberalized their abortion laws (dark blue) vs. those that have rolled back the legality of abortion (red).
This analysis draws from the most recent data from the UN Population Division, which tracks the number of women of reproductive age living in each country. We recognize people who do not identify as women may also need access to abortion services.
This map is our definitive record of the legal status of abortion globally and is updated in real-time to show how countries and territories are protecting – or violating – individuals’ abortion rights.