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Three countries where abortion is legal in the Middle East and North Africa

Abortion is illegal in much of the region, and there are various legal and societal barriers to the practice in the countries where it is allowed.
Turkish women hold placards and chant slogans as they march to Taksim Square during a demonstration against the government's plan to reduce the time limit for abortions.

A document leaked in the United States yesterday purportedly indicating that the Supreme Court ruled to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision, which determined that abortion is a constitutional right. The news prompted some comparisons of US abortion laws to those in the Middle East. Abortion is illegal in most of the region and North Africa unless the pregnancy is a risk to the mother’s health or there is a fetal abnormality. However, here are the three countries where abortion is allowed. 


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