The question of abortion is a hard and it is understandable that people have different views on it. Yet, a lot of countries had to deal with this problematic situation, but they could solve it without such strong protests from both sides. US isn't the country that could overcome this problem that easily. It is a well-known fact that even now abortion in US is a very controversial topic. The problem appeared about two centuries ago, but it became really disputable in the 60th and 70th when the movement for civil right and women rights was started. From this point and till now the question is opened, despite everything that was done in order to change the picture. There are a few reasons that influence on this situation and make the topic controversial in US
Fundamental views on the problem.
Europe preferred to look at this topic from quite a narrow point of view – health. Americans are fundamentalists and they look at the problem from different angles. Yet, the most important is not health, but rights that people have. For example, in 1976 Henry Hyde, an Illinois congressman sponsored legalization of abortion in extreme cases. From the health point of view this decision looked quite wise and understandable, but because of fundamental nature of Americans, there were a lot of people who were burning hospitals to protest this decision.
Abortion – constitution right
It is also important to mentioned that abortion was legalized officially and became a constitutional right. No other country did anything like this. They preferred to provide referenda and to deal with this question in different way. This showed the views of majority of this problem, that is why it didn't provoke people to act severely. The decision of US government was accepted not very well, because a majority was against such radical decision. A lot of people protested, because constitution for Americans is very serious thing and to give this right so much power couldn't be met friendly.
Religion is important for Americans
It was proved that for about 60% of American people, religion is very important and it plays great role in their life. For example, Canada has only 30% of religious people and European countries even less. Religion is too deep in minds of these people and they truly believe that abortion in any case is bad. From the other side a lot of States has very puritan views on sex, contraception and child birth. A lot of people fight for prohibition for free access to contraceptives, which creates even more cases of abortion. Such different views always provoke various movements.
The question of abortion is a hard and it is understandable that people have different views on it. Yet, a lot of countries had to deal with this problematic situation, but they could solve it without such strong protests from both sides. US isn't the country that could overcome this problem that easily. It is a well-known fact that even now abortion in US is a very controversial topic.