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5.4 Thinking point: Abortion rights and responsibilities

Take a look at how your own country’s abortion rights compare and contrast with that of others.

Activity 3

Explore the data at the Guardian site Abortion rights around the world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

Then consider each of the questions below.

  • Are you surprised at any statistics you see here?
  • In your own part of the world, what is the history of abortion rights?
  • Is there controversy about abortion in your country – by whom is it led?

Note down your thoughts on these questions.

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In the next section, you’ll move on to think about how countries respond to choices.