Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia.
At first blush, it might seem as though France and the U.S. take similar approaches to reproductive rights. But in France, abortion has moved outside the political realm and into accepted medical practice.
In the third installment of our weeklong Here, There series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007.