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Old 05-19-2019, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by zimaane View Post
I was surprised to learn recently that many European countries have fairly restrictive abortion laws:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_law#Europe
It actually makes sense if you think of them as being "in-between laws". To be in a situation where everybody agrees that "what we have isn't perfect but it's acceptable" requires being in a middle ground; in some countries that middle ground has been more stable, in others it moves more, but it's always a compromise. What looks "fairly restrictive" to a person looks "permissive" to another one. Part of the issue in the US is that abortion politics are presented in b/w terms: it's either "free abortion" or "no abortion". That's not the case in most of Europe: the majority of us talk about it in terms of "when", not "if".
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