In Thailand, new abortion freedoms face spiritual resistance

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:27pm

In Thailand, there’s been a breakthrough for women struggling with unwanted pregnancies. Abortion had been mostly illegal in the country. But, as of February, anyone can get an abortion in the first trimester for any reason. Yet, pro-choice advocates now say that, despite the legal changes, women seeking abortions are still facing resistance. Many doctors who are now legally able to perform abortions, turn patients away, fearing bad karma. The World's Patrick Winn has the story.