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Abortion law


Tougher abortion laws spark protests in U.S.


Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Speak Out About Anti-Abortion Laws | NBC Nightly News


Abortion laws across the world


Ohio Governor Signs Controversial ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill | NBC Nightly News


Lawmakers pass bill to protect abortion rights in New York

Abortion law permits, prohibits, restricts, or otherwise regulates the availability of abortion. Abortion has been a controversial subject in many societies through history on religious, moral, ethical, practical, and political grounds. It has been banned frequently and otherwise limited by law. However, abortions continue to be common in many areas, even where they are illegal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), abortion rates are similar in countries where the procedure is legal and in countries where it is not, due to unavailability of modern contraceptives in areas where abortion is illegal.
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