Katherine Mayall, the Center’s director of strategic initiatives, appeared on the Deep Dish podcast to discuss how global trends in abortion regulation and access influence reproductive rights in the United States. Mayall discussed global abortion laws and outlined how far behind the U.S. is in reproductive rights compared to other countries.
“What we see in practice in the U.S., and in Texas right now–this is a great example of this–is that although there are certain situations and contexts where abortion remains legal on the books, in practice it is essentially inaccessible,” said Mayall. “The current situation in Texas is that abortion can only be accessed up to six weeks, but people don’t find out they’re pregnant until about four weeks of pregnancy which leaves them a very little window to access abortion care. This really sits in contrast to what we see in countries in Europe and across high-income countries, where accessibility to abortion looks really different than it does in the U.S.”
Listen to the podcast here:
- Deep Dish: The State of Abortion and Reproductive Rights Around the World, 05.26.2022