Progress

Interactive Map of Abortion Rights Released

The Center for Reproductive Rights has released an interactive map of the world’s abortion laws. The laws are simplified into a color code: red means abortion is banned except to save a woman’s life; green means abortion is not restricted. Though many countries have liberalized abortion laws over the years, roughly 25 percent of the world is still in the red zone. CRR legal fellow Johanna Fine said: “One of [the anti-abortion movement’s] tactics is to spread misinformation about abortion laws. We want to provide factual, accurate, and nonbiased information so that you can find the legal status of abortion in your country and compare to other countries around the world.”