Argentina's leftist president-elect reignites abortion debate

2019-11-24 08:52

The inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez next month has reignited a debate over the legalization of abortion, a year after conservatives narrowly blocked its decriminalization, leaving the country bitterly divided over the is

Authorities in India are investigating a disturbing trend where mothers in 132 villages have given birth only to baby boys

2019-07-23 17:46

Out of 216 babies born within the last three months in 132 villages in Uttarkashi, not a single girl birth has been recorded.

Gucci put a uterus design on a dress to make a bold statement about women's reproductive rights

2019-05-31 13:53

The brand says the designs are meant to "support sexual and reproductive rights, maternal health, and the freedom of individual choice."

The Alabama Senate floor broke out into a chaotic screaming match over a bill that would ban almost all abortions

2019-05-10 10:17

Two Democratic state senators forcefully stepped in to table a measure that would remove an amendment to allow exceptions for cases or rape or incest.

US court blocks Trump rule that limited abortion access

2019-01-15 13:09

A judge in the United States blocked an order by US President Donald Trump's administration that would have stripped free birth control from some American women.

If you get an abortion in this U.S. state, you could soon be found guilty of murder and even get the death penalty

2018-11-21 13:41

We're regressing as a global society. Ohio's legislature is looking to ban and criminalise abortions - practictioners and patients could face the death penalty if it passes.

Forgiving yourself after an abortion

2018-11-01 14:43

It is natural to feel angry and resentful toward yourself and others after terminating a pregnancy but you cannot heal emotionally while allowing these feelings to exist

US state left with one abortion clinic for 6 million residents

2018-10-04 13:13

The US state of Missouri was left with one abortion clinic for its population of six million, after a new state rule effectively barred another clinic from performing the procedure.

Women take abortion pills in Northern Ireland protest

2018-06-01 05:36

Pro-abortion rights campaigners have taken what they say are abortion pills outside a Belfast court as pressure grows to ease Northern Ireland's strict ban on terminating pregnancies.

Abortion bans around the world

2018-05-23 17:41

The focus this week of a referendum in Ireland and a supreme court challenge in South Korea, abortion is still banned in some 20 countries worldwide, while others have highly restrictive laws in place.


Two years after being charged, anti-abortion doctor still waiting to hear if he will be allowed to practise

2019-10-31 14:44

Two and a half years after anti-abortion doctor Jacques de Vos was charged for allegedly dissuading a woman not to terminate her pregnancy, a Health Professions Council of SA hearing into his conduct will decide his fate on whether he can continue to practise.

Tackling abortion stigma in Tembisa

2019-06-28 12:06

Activists say the stigma women face when seeking abortion services at public facilities increases the demand for unsafe abortions.

Across US, women have unequal access to abortion

2019-05-23 22:50

While abortion is legal nationwide, Americans have unequal access to the procedure, depending on their location in the United States and how much they are able to spend.

Cops nab man selling abortion pills at Cape Town fast-food outlet, tablets valued at R270 000 seized

2019-01-24 20:52

Abortion pills and other prescription pills have been discovered on sale at Cape Town fast-food joint.

WATCH: US judge strikes down law banning most abortions

2018-11-21 20:25

A US federal judge has struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women's constitutional rights.

"I had an abortion at the age of 20 and my boyfriend was 23 years old"

2018-11-05 20:03

More than 100 000 abortions took place in South Africa between 2016 and 2017 according to a report by the National Department of Health. This is one story - 9 more women share their abortion experiences.

Pope says abortion is like hiring 'contract killer'

2018-10-10 16:08

Pope Francis compared having an abortion to hiring a "contract killer".

Women in England to be allowed to take abortion pill at home

2018-08-25 14:52

Women seeking to end early pregnancies in England soon will be allowed to take an abortion pill at home under a new government plan set to take effect by the end of the year.

Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

2018-05-26 09:26

Counting begins on Saturday in Ireland's historic referendum on abortion as exit polls showed an overwhelming vote in favour of liberalising some of the strictest laws in Europe.

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans

2018-05-23 14:28

Trump issues a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers.

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