Where Abortion is Legal AND Rare

10.25.12

Let's Emulate Germany's Abortion Compromise

Germany has exactly the abortion law contemplated by Roe v. Wade. Abortion is permitted within the first trimester, subject to counseling and a three-day waiting period. Abortion is forbidden thereafter, except when the physical or psychological health of the mother is gravely threatened. The cost of abortion is not generally covered by government health plans. The result: an abortion rate only one-third that of the United States.

Why isn't this a good compromise to emulate?