Countries where abortion is legal - and where it is totally illegal
In the most restrictive nations, women who terminate their pregnancies face lengthy jail terms
Mar 12, 2019
Women in England and Wales have had the right to seek an abortion since 1968, but more than 50 years on, many women around the world do not have the same choice.
A 2017 report by the Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health laws, found that 42% of women of reproductive age live in countries where abortion is either banned or only allowed in specific circumstances.