The topic of abortion is among the most heated and controversial issues that mankind faces in the modern world. It touches the legal code of every country, as some parts of the globe restrict abortion entirely while others impose no prohibitions at all. As the progression of pre-natal science continuously verifies that the unborn child in the womb is a human being, the assertion that abortion is a human right becomes more and more detached from reason.
Alongside Canada, China, Vietnam, and both North and South Korea, the United States is one of only six nations in the world whose national law allows abortion at any point through the entirety of pregnancy.
The vast majority of nations restrict abortions at least to some degree. The question is -- why? Why do the majority of European countries restrict abortion at 12 weeks? Why do many African and South American countries outlaw abortion except in instances where the mother’s life is at risk? Why do 26 nations in the world ban abortion without exception? And why are the majority of countries who allow abortion through 40 weeks notorious human rights violators?
The answer lies in the definition of what abortion is. It is either the killing of an innocent unborn child in the womb, or it is not. If it is not, then the abortion restrictions of all but six nations do not make logical sense. But if -- as all scientific research points to -- abortion kills an innocent unborn child, then it should be banned across the globe.