Posted: Jul 17, 2019 9:15 am
by zoon
Scot Dutchy wrote:The fact it still is such a controversial subject in the USA just shows the lack of social development. Here no one ever questions the woman's right over her own body....

Abortion law seems to be similar in the Netherlands and in the UK: legal on demand but only up until somewhere towards the end of the second trimester, around when the foetus becomes viable. This is an approach I agree with, perhaps because I'm used to it. After 24 weeks, in both countries, the woman no longer has the right to abortion on demand, presumably because the foetus is taken to have some right to life.