“While many countries are relaxing their abortion laws, women outside large cities may have trouble getting the procedure, a survey released Thursday said.
The Center for Reproductive Rights said that since 1994, 26 countries have liberalized abortion laws. They are Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guinea, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Mali, Monaco, Nepal, Niger, Portugal, Saint Lucia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Timore-Leste and Togo. Only four, El Salvador, Japan, Nicaragua and Poland, have enacted more restrictive laws. In the United States, 97 percent of the counties have no abortion providers. In India, where the laws are slightly more restrictive than in the United States, many women cannot get abortions.” Read the complete story on the United Press International website >