The only four nations that allow abortion after viability

The only nations in the world that permit abortion after the fetus is viable are China, North Korea, Canada, and the United States.From Matthew Schmitz (who provides the links) in Only Canada, China, North Korea, and U.S. Allow Abortion After Viability for Any Reason » First Thoughts | A First Things Blog:

Carly Fiorina is making headlines for her claim on ABC that, “There are only four countries in the world that have, that legalize abortion after five months: China, North Korea, Canada and the U.S.”

This isn’t quite right. In fact, there are nine nations that permit abortion after twenty weeks: Canada, China, Great Britain, North Korea, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United States.

But Fiorina was still right to group the U.S. with China, North Korea, and Canada. Those four nations are the only in the world that allow the killing of a child after viability (usually calculated at twenty-four weeks) for any reason, or for no reason at all.

Fiorina’s facts were a bit off, but her chilling point stands.

 

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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.


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