Women who need or choose to have abortions should not be punished by their governments. South Africa moves ahead in this regard. Mississippi heads in the other direction. A Mississippi ballot measure, the "Personhood" Initiative, is trying to achieve an abortion-less state, even in cases of rape and incest. How is it that South Africa, a country of traditional, patriarchal values, is progressing in women's rights issues when Mississippi is clearly regressing?
Infographic by the Guttmacher Institute.