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A receptionist at a Planned Parenthood office in Gary, Indiana speaks to a patient.

Aug. 08, 2011

The battle over abortion has divided this country since the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. To try to gain some insights into our cultural divide, we'll spend the week comparing the debate in the U.S. to those of other countries. It's part of our occasional series Here, There, where we examine how other cultures approach universal issues. We kick off the series with WBEZ's Michael Puente, who tells us why Indiana has become ground zero in the country’s battle over abortion. We also take a look at France, where, like the U.S., abortion became legal in the 1970s. Rather than having a protracted political debate, the French have reached a consensus on the issue.