|CNN reported last night that the Republican platform to be affirmed at the convention last week will contain a call for a so-called 'personhood' amendment to the Constitution that is similar to Akin's 2009 anti-abortion legislation with presumptive VP nominee Paul Ryan (R-WI). Like the Akin-Ryan bill, the 'personhood' amendment envisioned by the GOP platform would contain no exceptions to its bans on abortion, even for rape or incest...
Were it to pass, it could also criminalize everything from IUDs and oral contraceptives to IVF and stem cell research -- and it wouldn't have an exception for the life or health of the mother. So which countries provide no exceptions to their laws outlawing all abortion? There are currently only 5:
Even Saudi Arabia allows women to receive abortions for their own health or lives.