WELL, THAT’S NOT THE NARRATIVE: Almost all countries around the world criminalize abortion in some circumstances, finds global review. “Some 134 countries penalize those seeking an abortion, while 181 penalize providers, and 159 also punish those who assist in the procedure, the review shows.”

Seldom mentioned in the U.S. abortion debate is that Roe-era U.S. abortion law was among the very most generous in the world. The European countries generally held up as leftist beacons, like Sweden and France, were much less generous. In fact, the Mississippi law upheld in Dobbs, which allowed abortion on demand up to 15 weeks, would have been among the most liberal in Europe. More liberal than, say, France’s, which is amusing since French President Emmanuel Macron denounced Mississippi’s law as barbaric and repressive.