Opinion: Strict US anti-abortion laws harm women

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Fortunately, for now, the Roe v Wade ruling remains binding. If it were to be overturned, however, Alabama’s drastic laws, and those in other states, would instantly become legal. If that is indeed the outcome, a small, cynical minority will have succeeded in pushing through its agenda instead of trying to reach a sensible, moderate solution.

In Germany, for instance, an abortion can only be carried out after the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy if strict rules are followed, and neither the doctors nor the women are punished for carrying out the procedure. Strict anti-abortion laws like those in Alabama will not reduce the number of abortions. They merely make life miserable for those women who lack the financial means to circumvent such legislation.

Sumber: Sindonews