For John, BLUF: Always beware of using Europe as a model. That said, here Europe has the via media. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Instapundit I found this link to an item at the On-line Presence The College Fix. The Instapundit framed it:
IF YOU SUPPORT BROAD ABORTION RIGHTS, you probably don’t want to suggest that America should become “more European.”I do believe there is a reflexive response that Europe is more progressive than the United States. It turns out that the European operationalization of human rights are not always the same as our own.
To save you have having to read the linked article, a number of European nations, Western European nations, let the "right to an abortion" turn on viability of the fetus. But, then they had the Holocaust and the rounding up of people for the gas chambers on their own turf.
Regards — Cliff