Lithuania considers abortion ban

Apparently, Lithuania is considering a ban on abortion. This has been pretty much covered at Feministing so I’m not going to say too much about it here.

How utterly depressing. There are three countries in the EU that have a ban on abortion – Ireland, Poland and Malta. And in Nicaragua, Chile and El Salvador, abortion is banned under any circumstances, even when the woman will die from continuing with the pregnancy. Horrendous. And as feministing points out, in practice it is poor women who suffer the most as they do not have the option of seeking treatment abroad.

This map, courtesy of Wikipedia, indicates the state of abortion laws around the world.