Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

America the Outlier

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Most of Europe is more restrictive than Mississippi wants to be

Is Mississippi’s abortion law ex­treme? Should United States abortion laws more closely match those in the “progressive” nations of Western Europe?

Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed by a bipartisan vote in 2018, limits elective abortion to 15 weeks. “Elective abortion” refers to abortion on demand, the practice of seeking and obtaining an abortion without having to provide a reason, need, or justification. Although no reason, need, or just­ification exists for snuffing out the life of any human person, elective-abortion regimes ask no questions and close their eyes and ears to a woman’s taking the most defining course of action she ever

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Angelina B. Nguyen is an attorney and an associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She works in the areas of civil rights, employment law, and higher education.  

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