How Abortion Laws Around The World Compare To The U.S. : Consider This from NPR Some countries in Latin America are expanding abortion rights. Other countries, like Poland, have all but outlawed the procedure. Meanwhile, health officials in Canada have signaled Americans would be welcome to seek abortion services across the border if they cannot access care at home.

All of that speaks to the reality that America's abortion debate is not happening in vacuum, and is being watched closely around the world.

Mary Louise Kelly spoke about how abortion laws around the world compare to those in the U.S., with NPR correspondents Mara Liasson in Washington D.C., Philip Reeves in Brazil, and Rob Schmitz in Germany.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

How Abortion Laws Around The World Compare To The U.S.

How Abortion Laws Around The World Compare To The U.S.

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An abortion rights supporter demonstrates in Bogota, Colombia on September 28, 2020. This year, Colombia legalized abortion in the first 24 months of pregnancy. Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An abortion rights supporter demonstrates in Bogota, Colombia on September 28, 2020. This year, Colombia legalized abortion in the first 24 months of pregnancy.

Leonardo Munoz/AFP via Getty Images

Some countries in Latin America are expanding abortion rights. Other countries, like Poland, have all but outlawed the procedure. Meanwhile, health officials in Canada have signaled Americans would be welcome to seek abortion services across the border if they cannot access care at home.

All of that speaks to the reality that America's abortion debate is not happening in vacuum, and is being watched closely around the world.

Mary Louise Kelly spoke about how abortion laws around the world compare to those in the U.S., with NPR correspondents Mara Liasson in Washington D.C., Philip Reeves in Brazil, and Rob Schmitz in Germany.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Miguel Macias, and Mia Venkat. It was edited by Larry Kaplow, Krishnadev Calamur, Patrick Jarenwattananon, and Ashley Brown. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.