World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 19, 2015
At least 100,000 women in Texas have tried to end a pregnancy without help from a doctor and that number is expected to rise as a result of restrictive laws, a new study found.
World News | Reuters | Friday November 6, 2015
Irish women are tweeting details of their menstrual cycles to Prime Minister Enda Kenny to call for a repeal to the country's restrictive abortion laws.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 2, 2015
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 9, 2015
Restrictive abortion laws in Ireland are risking the lives of pregnant women, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it launched a campaign to encourage Dublin to change the legislation.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 2, 2015
The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday December 11, 2014
A controversial Indian-American abortion doctor, Naresh G Patel, operating in Oklahoma City since 1984, has been arrested on fraud charges for prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients who were not pregnant.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 8, 2014
Thousands of women marched in the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government's plan to restrict access to abortion.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday July 6, 2013
The case of a pregnant 11-year old girl who was raped in Chile by her mother's partner has set off a national debate about abortion in one of the most socially-conservative countries in Latin America.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 15, 2013
A Philadelphia doctor avoided the possibility of the death penalty for murdering babies during late-term abortions by agreeing not to appeal his convictions, and he was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison, the city prosecutor said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
A Philadelphia doctor was found guilty on Monday of murdering three babies during abortions at a clinic serving low-income women in a case that cast a national spotlight on the controversial practice of late-term abortions.
World News | Reuters | Monday November 26, 2012
Ireland should allow limited access to abortion by clarifying the conditions under which women can terminate pregnancies, experts have concluded in a report that will fuel a debate which has split the country and led to tensions within the coalition.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 11, 2012
Ohio mother Jolynn Donell thinks Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney has what it takes to fix the US economy, but fears he might also take aim at women's rights.
World News | Associated Press | Monday August 27, 2012
A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that polls show doesn't even crack voters' lists of top 10 concerns: abortion.