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Op-Ed: Anti-abortionists freak out over Planned Parenthood ice cream

Portland - When an ice cream shop in Portland, Oregon dedicated a flavor to Planned Parenthood, the anti-abortion crowd decided to bring the crazy.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

U.N. reports that India has a gender gap 'crisis'

Officials with the U.N. Women's sector launched a new study to calculate the impact which abortions have on a society. Studies from around the world show that the infanticide has led to gender problems for the developing country.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Faith trumps birth control in US Supreme Court ruling

Washington - Family-owned private companies can deny birth control coverage in their employee health care plans, the US Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling seen by some as a victory for religious freedom.
In the Media by Robert MacPherson, Chantal Valery (AFP)

Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic 'buffer zones'

Washington - The United States Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a Massachusetts law prohibiting protests near abortion clinics is unconstitutional.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Review: ‘Obvious Child’ breaks out of the rom-com mould Special

It’s a rare discovery to find a new concept in the romantic comedy category, but ‘Obvious Child’ is as fresh and funny as it is progressive.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Thorny abortion debate looms in Chile

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is fighting fierce conservative opposition to allow abortion for women and girls who are raped, carrying non-viable fetuses or facing life-threatening pregnancy complications.
In the Media by Roser Toll (AFP)

'Desigual' ad causes Mother's Day scandal in Spain (Video)

Barcelona - Sunday, May 4 is Mother's Day in Spain and Desigual, a fashion company in Barcelona, decided to make a controversial ad, showing a young woman doing her darndest to become a mother by pricking packaged condoms with a pin.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Supreme Court to hear contraception case arguments

Washington - US Supreme Court justices appeared divided Tuesday as they heard arguments on whether employers must provide certain contraceptives under employee health plans, even if it is contrary to their religious beliefs.The court's three liberal women justices ...
In the Media by AFP

Aborted babies used as heating source in United Kingdom

Thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated and used to heat at least two hospitals in the United Kingdom according to an investigation.
In the Media by Andrew Dyer - 1 comment

Spaniards defend women's rights on jobs, abortion

Madrid - Thousands rallied in Spanish cities on Saturday to mark International Women's Day with noisy demonstrations for equality at work and against the government's bid to curb abortion rights.The annual awareness day drew particular attention this year with ...
In the Media by AFP

One year after legalization, 6,676 abortions in Uruguay

Montevideo - Tiny Uruguay, one of the few Latin American countries to have legalized abortion, saw 6,676 procedures in its first year allowing the practice, authorities said Monday.The number amounts to nine out of every 1,000 women age 15 to 44 having had the free...
In the Media by AFP

Regional lawmakers challenge Spain abortion reform

Madrid - Lawmakers in two regions of Spain on Thursday challenged the government's plan to ban women from freely opting for abortions, a fresh sign of division over the controversial reform.The parliament in the western region of Extremadura approved a motion b...
In the Media by AFP

Spain lawmakers vote whether to scrap abortion reform

Madrid - A controversial plan to ban women in Spain from freely opting for abortions faced a hurdle on Tuesday when lawmakers were to vote on a motion to scrap the reform.The plan has not only outraged pro-choice groups but has sparked division even within the ...
In the Media by AFP

Catholics support Francis, but many split on teachings: poll

Washington - Catholics believe Pope Francis is doing a good job, but many disagree with Church doctrine on hot-button issues, especially contraceptives, according to a global poll out on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands protest abortion reform in Spain

Madrid - Thousands of women marched in the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government's plan to restrict access to abortion.They yelled "Freedom of abortion!
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

US abortions fall to 40-year low

Washington - The number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, a study said Monday, pointing to more contraception use rather than increased restrictions on access to the procedure. In 2011, an estimated 16.
In the Media by AFP

Abortion-rights rally in Madrid over planned curbs

Valladolid - Thousands of pro-choice campaigners converged on the Spanish capital Saturday to voice their opposition to a government plan to restrict access to abortion in the mainly Catholic country.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

Court rules US nuns can opt out of contraception clause

Washington - The US Supreme Court said religiously-affiliated groups could opt out of a provision in the new health care law that requires employers to provide insurance that includes contraception.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Liberal media equates pro-life advocacy to domestic violence

Forty-one years after the United States' highest court's ruling on the landmark case of Roe versus Wade — a decision that paved the way for women to legally terminate their pregnancies — the media paints pro-lifers as backwards and anti-women.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 9 comments

France approves bill making abortion easier

Paris - French lawmakers have approved a controversial abortion bill that scraps a requirement for women to prove they are in distress to legally terminate a pregnancy.
In the Media by Abhik Chanda (AFP)

Thousands protest abortion in Paris

Paris - Thousands of people protested abortion in France in a Paris rally Sunday on the eve of a parliamentary debate on a bill that would make terminations of pregnancy easier.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador's Correa rebukes 'intrusions' by UN, Americas court

Quito - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on Saturday rebuked requests by major international bodies for clarification on his anti-abortion position and decision to extract oil from an Amazon reserve.
In the Media by AFP

US top court mulls abortion clinic buffer zone case

Washington - More than 40 years after legalizing abortion in the United States, the Supreme Court Wednesday appeared skeptical of a law creating a buffer zone at abortion clinics, where opponents want to be able to protest freely.
In the Media by Chantal Valery (AFP)

Pope condemns abortion as sign of 'throwaway culture'

- Pope Francis on Monday issued his strongest condemnation yet of abortion, calling it a symptom of a "throwaway culture" that placed too little value on human life.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Feminist goes topless in Vatican abortion protest

- A leader of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen bared herself near St Peter's Square on Thursday shouting "Christmas is cancelled!" in a protest against the Catholic Church's stance on abortion.
In the Media by AFP

Video of Spanish cops hitting pro-choice protesters goes viral

Madrid - This video footage has been released by the group "Periodismo Humano." It shows unarmed women, protesting in favor of abortion in front of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, being beaten and knocked to the ground by police batons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

ACLU: Catholic hospital risked woman's life by refusing abortion

Muskegon - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pregnant woman who suffered a painful, prolonged, and life-threatening miscarriage because the only hospital in her county refused her an abortion.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Study helps prove breast cancer and abortion link

A new study from China was published last week by Yubei Huang and his team. The study helps prove the link between abortion and breast cancer.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 7 comments

Graphic anti-abortion bus doing the rounds in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - A bus, plastered with huge and graphic images of aborted fetuses, is currently doing the rounds of Madrid's main streets. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform in Spain is trying to get the word out against abortion.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

The end of the Year of Faith, gays, and the new Pope

Rome - Today marks the end of the Year of Faith, a Roman Catholic initiative to refocus on the core teachings of Christ. Pope Francis has been visibly leading a quiet reformation attempt within the Church.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments
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 If babies had guns  they wouldn t be aborted   tweeted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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"If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted," tweeted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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Anti-abortionist at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Ten-week-old foetus removed in a therapeutic abortion
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Ten-week-old foetus removed in a therapeutic abortion
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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A pregnant woman at 12 weeks gestation.
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A pregnant woman at 12 weeks gestation.
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Chinese mother in hospital with dead, 8 months old fetus still inside her womb
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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Mugshot of Kermit Gosnell
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A fetus doll that was given to 3rd  4th  5th graders as part of a religious teaching on anti-abortio...
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A fetus doll that was given to 3rd, 4th, 5th graders as part of a religious teaching on anti-abortion and the pro-life movement at a public school in Virginia.
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Frame from a Marie Stopes TV advert
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The fetus dolls were distributed to 7 to 10 year old students along with religious themed literature at the Norfolk Virginia elementary school.
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A pro-life group is symbolically gagged during a vigil in front of the Supreme Court in Washington DC. on February 1, 2006.
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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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