Malawi churches back abortion bill 'in certain circumstances'

2016-10-30 20:08

Clerics under the aegis of the Malawi Council of Churches have expressed their support for a bill aimed at preventing unsafe abortions under certain circumstances.

Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland

2016-09-22 10:54

Poland's abortion battle will resume when the devoutly Catholic country's parliament debates rival initiatives to either liberalise or further tighten a law that is already one of the strictest in Europe.

Bulk of abortions take place in developing world

2016-05-20 11:38

Research estimates that about 56 million pregnancies are terminated globally each year with about 88 percent of these terminations occurring in the developing world.

Kenyan man arrested for trying to help woman get an abortion

2016-03-11 11:25

A 36-year-old lab technician at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya has been arrested after attempting to help a 21-year-old woman procure an abortion, a report says.

Watch: Abortion 43 years after Roe vs Wade

Friday was the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs Wade. Watch to see which countries allow women abortions, and the statistics around abortion across the world.

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US presidential candidate Carson wants to ban abortion

2015-10-26 09:15

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has called for a ban on abortion in nearly all cases, and likened those seeking to terminate their pregnancies to slave owners, in comments certain to spark controversy.

Malawi can be African model for liberalising abortion - activists

2015-07-31 07:53

Malawi's use of evidence-based research to build support for a more liberal stance on abortion can make it a role model for Africa, campaigners say.

Single mom’s stunning lullaby

2015-03-26 15:10

Viral video of mom and baby has a remarkable story behind it.

Abortion ban drives pregnant teens to suicide

2014-11-13 11:38

Due to the ban on abortion in El Salvador, many girls who become pregnant after being raped are driven to commit suicide.

'I fell pregnant as a teen and aborted my baby'

2014-10-30 12:08

One moms story of choices she made as a teen.


The Arch obfuscates right to life

2016-10-23 06:01

Archbishop Tutu is an advocate of euthanasia. He also supports abortion as a choice. How do we reconcile his endorsement, as a Christian bishop, of these, asks Michael Mayer.

WATCH: Doctors arrested in Kenya while performing abortion on abducted 14-year-old

2016-06-23 12:09

Two doctors have been arrested in Kenya for performing an abortion on a 14-year-old girl who they had abducted, a report says.

Health MEC wants illegal abortion clinics closed

2016-03-29 11:44

Recent reports reveal horrifying figures relating to illegal abortions taking place in KwaZulu-Natal.

Three backyard abortionists arrested

2016-01-29 12:25

A trio of men operating as illegal abortionists were arrested in Port Shepstone last week.

Australia to fly Somali refugee from Nauru for abortion

2015-10-28 16:28

Australia’s government says a Somali refugee who alleges she was raped in Nauru will be flown to Australia for a second time to potentially have an abortion.

Australia to deport American anti-abortion activist

2015-10-02 12:03

An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation’s highest court ruled that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.

Backstreet abortions: why is it still happening?

2015-04-02 13:35

Backstreet abortions is a thriving business on our city streets. Why is this still happening in a country where abortions are legal? Dr Owen Wiese, Health24's resident doctor, gives his opinion.

Abortion laws make Senegalese women kill babies

2014-12-02 10:46

Women in Senegal are resorting to clandestine abortions or killing their own infants due to strict abortion laws.

New book tackles abortion issue

2014-11-13 10:52

Provocative critic Katha Pollitt takes on the whole of the abortion debate in her new book.

Illegal abortions kill dozens of girls in Malawi

2014-10-13 09:17

Malawi's conservative attitude to sexual education and banning of abortions has lead to dozens of girls dying each year after undergoing backstreet abortions for unwanted pregnancies.

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