Roe vs. Wade gave states were given a compelling interest in the " potential person " at viability but not ban abortions if the woman's health or life were at risk.
When the fetus reaches viability it has developed to the point it can survive outside of womb .
It may or may not need medical help and it will need care but it is not biologically attached to and dependent on the woman and only that woman. A doctor,nurse,grandparent,adoptive parent, care giver etc can keep it warm, fed it, hold it love it etc.
US citizens living abroad are not counted by the US Census Bureau in taking the US Census. US citizens living abroad are counted as citizens by the IRS and must pay US taxes. Zefs are counted by neither.
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"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
The European laws are complicated (laws always are). But the gestational limits are there. Abortion on demand, in the absence of any threat to the mother's health or other special circumstances, is not allowed in the jolly, godless Czech Republic or in even more jolly, equally "atheistic" Denmark. It is a fact. Say whatever you wish about Danes and Czechs, but they are among the last peoples on Earth who would allow some "beliefs" to be forced down their throats.
(Personally, I am limiting my pro-life postion to the thrid trimester; and I am storngly pro-choice for the first one. But if a given society reaches some potentially life-saving consensus for the torturous grey area in-between, I am glad, not frustrated).