A survey released earlier this week by WorldPublicOpinion.org found that in "17 out of 18 nations polled around the world, majorities reject using criminal penalties, such as fines and imprisonment, as a means to prevent abortion."
52% of the people surveyed on four continents from Nigeria to France, Mexico to Indonesia approve of the idea of leaving abortion up to the individual.
23% agree that government's can used non-punitive methods to encourage choices other than abortion (including education, counseling and adoption).
Only 18% agree with the idea that fines or imprisonment or other punitive measures should be used.
In the U.S., the breakdown on these questions was 69%, 21%, 8%, suggesting that right-wing fanatics who support imprisoning doctors or women for making private health decisions or other government intervention in reproductive choice matters are in a global and national minority.