U.S. abortion bans: A state-by-state guide for Canadians [➦]
• General population
• Explanatory article
The Globe and Mail with reports from Associated Press and Reuters
Release Date and Last Update
July 25th 2019 (updated July 26th, 2019)
Abortion rights in the United States are at a precarious point. Emboldened by a conservative-leaning Supreme Court and a President openly opposed to abortion, Republican-governed states have been passing some of the strictest limits on a woman’s right to choose that the country has seen in generations. Pro-choice groups are fighting back in court, potentially bringing the Roe v. Wade case to a historic legal test – a test anti-abortion advocates are hoping it will lose.
In Washington, the Trump administration and Democratic hopefuls for the U.S. presidency are staking out sides of a polarizing issue ahead of the 2020 election. In the affected states, some of the country’s biggest companies are reconsidering whether they can continue doing business there. And in Canada, the debate south of the border has reawakened concerns about how accessible abortion is here.
The Globe and Mail. (2019). U.S. abortion bans: A state-by-state guide for Canadians. In The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-us-abortion-bans-by-state-explainer/
This tool is an article summarising the situation of the right to abortion in the United States, alongside with the situation in Canada. It gives a fair account of the facts concerning the problem. However, it seems relevant to mention that it fits into a paradigm of social control, particularly by reassuring readers that the right to abortion is not in real danger in Canada. The fact remains, however, that a reflection on the advancement of right-wing ideas is necessary, since in this context, this gain is not unconditionally safe.