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70% in Chile back easing of abortion ban: poll

Santiago - A plan to ease a ban on abortion in Chile has the backing of 70 percent of the country, a new poll released on Monday suggested, as a government push to do so navigated legislative problems.

Easing of Chile abortion ban hits roadbump

Santiago - A plan to ease Chile's total ban on abortion hit a legislative roadblock Thursday when one deputy abstained from a vote, kicking the bill to a cross-party committee for review.

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Valpara - Chile was poised to lift its total ban on abortion, after the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday weighed a measure to decriminalize the procedure in certain cases -- the last step before it would go to President Michelle Bachelet for her signature.

Chilean senate takes major step towards legalizing abortion

Valpara - Chile's senate early Wednesday took a major step towards legalizing abortion in the socially conservative country by agreeing to decriminalize the procedure in three specific cases.

S.Africa opposition ex-leader Zille faces suspension over tweet

Johanesburg - South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, said Saturday its former leader Helen Zille faced being suspended over a tweet in which she said colonialism brought benefits to the country.

S.Africa opposition ex-leader Zille faces suspension over tweet

Johanesburg - South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, said Saturday its former leader Helen Zille faced being suspended over a tweet in which she said colonialism brought benefits to the country.

Deadly secret: The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Thiri's heart started pounding and her whole body shook after she swallowed the final dose of pills that would end her unwanted pregnancy in a Yangon hotel.

Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off Mexico

Ixtapa - A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country's laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico, the organization crewing it said.

US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion: official

Washington - The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organization's "coercive" family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington said late Monday.

Russian Orthodox Church fuels powerful pro-life movement

Moscow - When Anna Kuzeva became pregnant with her second child, she was terrified. With no home, money or family in Moscow, she saw no way of keeping the baby. So she scheduled an abortion.

Guatemala expels Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala City - Guatemala has expelled a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday.

Guatemala navy moves on Dutch 'abortion ship' after protests

- Guatemala's navy on Thursday dispatched a vessel to watch over a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists vowing to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition on terminating pregnancies.

Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors

Rome - An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons.

Oklahoma advances bill requiring male permission for abortions

The Oklahoma state legislature has advanced a bill — authored by a Republican man who believes women's bodies are mere "hosts" for fetuses — that would require women seeking abortions to get written permission from the men who impregnate them.

Melinda Gates says Trump abortion order 'could affect millions'

London - US President Donald Trump's block on US funds going to organisations involved in abortion care overseas could impact millions of women, Bill and Melinda Gates have warned, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

US right to abortion still strong, but under threat

Washington - US anti-abortion advocates have long dreamed of defeating their sworn enemy Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that enshrines a woman's right to the procedure across all 50 states.

Netherlands launches fund after Trump cuts abortion funds

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Saturday launched a website to attract international donations to compensate for a decision by US President Donald Trump to end funding to foreign charities that support abortion, the foreign ministry said.

Bracing cold can't chill spirits of US anti-abortion marchers

Washington - They came by the busload, from cities in places like Iowa, Louisiana and North Dakota. Some felt inspired to march for the first time, while others were veterans of the annual event.

US anti-abortion activists seek to make gains under Trump

Washington - Anti-abortion activists are preparing to stage a major march in Washington on Friday to capitalize on right-wing political momentum and send an unequivocal message to their new powerful ally: Donald Trump.

Advocates: Trump's expanded anti-abortion order will kill women

Washington - President Donald Trump's reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule banning foreign nongovernmental agencies receiving U.S. family planning funds from performing or even discussing abortion could kill many women, health advocates warn.

US anti-abortion activists ready to raise their voices

Washington - Anti-abortion activists seeking to capitalize on political momentum will stage a major march Friday in Washington, aiming to send a loud message to their most powerful ally: the newest resident of the White House.

Texas GOP lawmaker introduces bill punishing abortion as murder

Austin - A Texas state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make all abortions a felony, a move he says would make women "personally responsible" for having sex.

Dutch call for fund to offset Trump abortion NGO move

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Tuesday called for an international fund to support health centres offering abortion services in developing countries, after US President Donald Trump ordered a halt to US government financing.

Armenia raises alarm as abortions of girls skew population

Yerevan - Ani Kirakosyan says she is afraid of getting pregnant because if the ultrasound shows the foetus is a girl she will have to consider having an abortion.

Anti-abortionists, buoyed by Trump, get new wind in US

Washington - Emboldened by Donald Trump's imminent arrival at the White House, abortion opponents are mobilizing, taking severe measures that some say threaten constitutional freedoms.

French MPs debate ban on 'false' anti-abortion websites

Paris - The French parliament on Thursday began debating a bill to ban pro-life websites from spreading "false information" about abortion, with rightwing lawmakers arguing it would contravene freedom of expression.

Pope gives priests permanent right to pardon abortion

Vatican City - Pope Francis declared Monday that all priests would have the right to forgive abortion, making permanent a temporary measure put in place for the Vatican's jubilee year.

Polish women protest new bids to tighten abortion law

Varsovia - Thousands of Polish women on Monday demonstrated nationwide against new bids to tighten the staunchly Catholic country's abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

Polish conservatives pursue abortion ban despite mass protests

Varsovia - The leader of Poland's governing right-wing party said Wednesday he still hopes to tighten the country's abortion laws, despite parliament's recent rejection of a proposed ban on terminations in the devoutly Catholic nation.

Polish parliament rejects abortion ban after mass protests

Varsovia - Poland's parliament on Thursday rejected an abortion ban after women staged massive nationwide protests in the devoutly Catholic nation, where the law is already among the most restrictive in Europe.
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