The Center’s Leah Hoctor, senior regional director for Europe and an expert on international and comparative European law on abortion, wrote this Washington Post opinion piece to counter claims made by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham comparing his proposed bill banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy to abortion laws in European countries.
“Three months after the Supreme Court’s decision to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion in the United States shocked people across Europe, Republican lawmakers have astonished Europeans again with claims that 47 of 50 European countries ban abortion after 15 weeks,” said Hochter.
“This is simply untrue—as is the claim, made by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and other lawmakers, that by introducing a 15-week federal ban on most abortions, the United States would move into line with Europe,” added Hochter.
Read the article here:
“Opinion: U.S. abortion restrictions absolutely do not align with European law,” The Washington Post, 09.22.22