By Rita J. Simon
Abortion is without doubt one of the such a lot compelling public coverage matters dealing with govt and the general public within the usa this present day. so much societies have enacted legislation and statutes concerning abortion, and such a lot societies have robust emotions relating to contraception and abortion. however the criminal statutes and attitudes keep on with markedly various methods. Simon examines how this factor is being confronted within the usa, Canada, a pattern of Western and japanese ecu international locations, center japanese, African, and Latin American societies, and, between Asian nations, Japan, China, and India, in addition to Australia.
After a quick old advent, Simon examines the criminal statutes touching on abortion within the chosen international locations after which experiences public attitudes towards abortion according to responses to nationwide public opinion polls. She concludes through discussing the relationships among the legislation and statutes concerning abortion and the international locations' rules vis-^D`a-vis inhabitants development and regulate. Abortion is the 1st quantity in a sequence that would study significant public coverage matters utilizing an explicitly comparative process. every one will function a instruction manual for college students, researchers, and students, containing uncomplicated empirical facts and complete references at the social factor or perform less than examination.
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It describes abortion policy as of 1994 for 189 nations. Of the 189 countries, all but sixteen permit abortions if the mother's life is at stake. The countries that do not are: Djibouti, Mauritius, Central African Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, and Egypt in Africa; the Philippines, Bhutan, and Nepal in Asia; Andorra, the Holy See, Malta, and San Marino in Europe; and the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Chile, and Columbia in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Those countries do not permit abortions on any grounds.
The abortion must be performed in an approved hospital by a registered physician and with the consent of the pregnant woman. Any person administering a poison or other noxious substance to a woman or using any instruments or other means to cause an abortion is guilty of an offense and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, regardless of whether the woman is pregnant or has given her consent. • Abortion • 28 Kenya Kenya permits abortion only if the mother's life is in danger.
Outside the Eastern European countries, Argentina has among the highest abortion rates in the world. One abortion is estimated to occur for every two live births. • Abortion • 30 Brazil Abortion may be induced to save the mother's life or if she was the victim of rape or incest. It must be performed by a physician. A woman who procures an abortion for another reason faces at least four years in prison. A physician also is punishable by at least four years imprisonment. Chile The Children's Civil Code protects life from the time of conception and does not permit abortion on any grounds.
Abortion. Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over by Rita J. Simon