The European community is very liberal about abortion laws. 95% of European women of breeding age “live in countries which allow abortion on demand” (the exceptions being Malta, Vatican City, Liechtenstein, Andorra, and Poland). But — but! — the vast majority of European nations aren’t supportive of abortions beyond the first trimester, or roughly 12 to 14 weeks. The only nations that allow abortions beyond 14 weeks are England/Scotland/Wales and the Netherlands, or so I’m gathering.

The legal dispute that led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which held that women have a constitutional right to abort their fetuses up until viability (or the 23rd or 24th week), was called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. It was/is a Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The recent Supreme Court abortion ruling stated that a women’s right to choose an abortion up until viability was not constitutionally guaranteed, but in holding with Mississippi seemed to state that 15 weeks, not 23 or 24 weeks, was the cutoff, which fell in line with most liberal European nations.

Caitlin Wells disputes: