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Old 11-04-2010, 10:49 AM
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A few data points:

Abortion is generally illegal in a few OECD member states, including Chile and Ireland. It's been generally legal in all U.S. states since 1973 (due to a court decision; a few states had liberalized their statutes earlier).

Capital punishment is still used in a few OECD member states, including the U.S. (in the federal system and some states), Japan, and South Korea. Israel still has it on the books but no one has been executed there since 1962.

Homosexual activity is still illegal in Singapore. It's been legal in all states of the U.S. since 2003 (again due to a court decision; many states had liberalized their statutes earlier). Singapore is an advanced economy but is not a member state of the OECD.