Problem

Criminalization of abortion

Other Names:
Denial of woman's right to abortion
Nature:

The practice of abortion—the termination of a pregnancy—has been known since ancient history. Various methods have been used to perform or attempt an abortion, including the administration of abortifacient herbs, the use of sharpened implements, the application of abdominal pressure, and other techniques.

Abortion laws and their enforcement have fluctuated through various eras. In many western countries during the 20th century abortion-rights movements were successful in having abortion bans repealed. While abortion remains legal in most of the West, this legality is regularly challenged by anti-abortion groups.

Claim:
"No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsché. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg".
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender Equality
Date of last update
20.06.2018 – 04:58 CEST