As abortion is legal, it was regarded as a milestone in the self-determination of women. Today, however, many States are tightening their laws. An Overview of the legal situation in different countries.
USA have legalized abortions, actually, in 1973. The Supreme court ruled at the time: Basically, the pregnancy is allowed to crash. However, he acknowledged to the individual States to adopt additional regulations. Of these, more and more States currently use. Not only Alabama, Iowa recently passed stricter rules, which made abortion virtually impossible. From 1. July should be the end of the pregnancy only up to approximately the sixth week of pregnancy. In the foetus, no heartbeat can be felt. The Problem is that Often women do not know at this time not even that you are pregnant. A similar law - the so-called Heartbeat Law, the heartbeat scheme - is also in Ohio and Kentucky. In Texas, the appropriate tightening has been rejected recently.