Iran's Abortion Ban: A Cautionary Tale for Americans

Iran's supreme leader simply wanted to increase the country’s population. Now health insurance will only cover ultrasound for women over 35, and contraceptives are no longer displayed in pharmacies

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A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el

It’s hard to say who learned from whom – the Americans from Iran or the other way around – but the two countries seem to be competing in the abortion-prevention championship. In March 2021, Iran’s parliament approved a seven-year program entitled the New Population Law that aims to increase the country’s population in keeping with a directive from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

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