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Abortion News

New bill in Missouri: Women need 'permission' for an abortion

Jefferson City - Missouri already has one of the harshest abortion laws in the country. But if a GOP lawmaker gets his way, a woman will have to get a written letter of permission from the father before an abortion can be performed, unless it's a "legitimate rape."

Tens of thousands march against abortion in Spain

Madrid - Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday threatening to punish the government in elections next year unless it revives a plan to restrict women's access to abortion.

Mother who gave daughter 'abortion pill' sentenced to prison

A mother in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for obtaining 'abortion pills' online and giving them to her teen daughter to end her pregnancy.

French law eases abortion limits and pushes gender equality

French authorities recently passed a new law which brings significant changes to how men and women interact with each other and handle their families. However another section of the law which deals with abortion is getting the most discussion.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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A pregnant woman at 12 weeks gestation.
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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Ten-week-old foetus removed in a therapeutic abortion
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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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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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If a Missouri abortion law is passed, women will have to submit a signed and notarized letter of permission from the father before getting an abortion.
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Frame from a Marie Stopes TV advert
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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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