Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Map of Abortion Laws Worldwide

Click the above map to see an enlarged version. The map shows the legal standing of abortion across the globe.

When you look at the map, what patterns do you see...? What meaning(s) should we take away from this map?

For more information on women's rights in a global context, you might consider poking around at the Human Rights Watch website. From the front page, you can go to the homepage for "women's rights" by pressing the appropriate button along the left side of the front page.

NOTE: This map was originally posted by my cousin Phil, who runs a really popular blog, "Finland for Thought," about being a young libertarian ex-pat in Finland. If you are interested, you can check it out here: Finland for Thought. Phillip snagged the map, originally, from the Wikipedia entry on abortion.


  1. The map is incorrect in at least one place, unfortunately: abortion is not illegal in Germany, enforced or otherwise.

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