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Poland's 'revolution that we cannot stop'

Warsaw - For Klementyna Suchanow, one of the leaders of Poland's protest movement, mass demonstrations against a tightening of abortion laws have turned into "a real revolution" against the current government.

'Silent majority' of Poles favour strict abortion law

Warsaw - While mass protests against a court verdict backing a near-total ban on abortion have taken on an increasingly political flavour in Poland, the devout Catholic country is far from turning pro-choice.

Argentine president bringing new abortion bill to Congress

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announced Tuesday he was bringing a new bill on legalizing abortion to Congress, re-opening a debate that has bitterly divided the traditionally Catholic South American nation.

'Traumatised' Poles look abroad after abortion ruling

Warsaw - Abortion charities are reporting a sharp increase in the number of Polish women turning to them for help after a constitutional court ruling last month to tighten legislation.

Polish pro-choice campaigner helps women bypass abortion law

Warsaw - Seven years ago, Natalia Broniarczyk had an abortion despite stringent Polish legislation against it. Now, she is helping other women do the same and taking part in mass protests against a further tightening of an already highly restrictive law.

Poles defy virus warnings to rally for abortion rights

Warsaw - Thousands of people rallied in Warsaw and across Poland on Friday, defying government orders and risking coronavirus contagion to voice their anger at a court ruling banning almost all abortions.

Polish churches become battleground in abortion fight

Warsaw - Graffiti on church walls, demonstrations during mass and angry confrontations with priests: Catholic churches have become a new battleground in the struggle over abortion rights in Poland.

Polish women strike, hold mass demos over near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Women in Poland walked off the job and hit the streets nationwide on Wednesday, the seventh straight day of mass protests over a court ruling to impose a near-total abortion ban in Poland.

Polish PM urges end to 'barbarism' of abortion protests

Warsaw - Poland's prime minister on Tuesday defended a highly controversial court ruling on abortion that has ignited angry protests across the country, calling for an end to "barbarism".

Ukraine activist in nude protest against Polish abortion ban

Kiev - A member of radical feminist group Femen staged a naked protest outside the Polish embassy in Kiev on Monday against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.The English words "My body is my choice" were scrawled on her torso.

Protesters target churches over Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Protesters targeted Catholic churches across Poland on Sunday in the fourth straight day of upheaval against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country.Demonstrators chanted "we've had enough!

Third day of protest against Poland's near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands marched in cities across Poland on Saturday in the third straight day of protest against a near-total ban on abortion in the EU country, with some promising further actions in the coming days.

Poles take to streets against near-total abortion ban

Warsaw - Thousands of Poles took to the streets on Friday to protest against a near-total ban on abortion in a country that already has some of the EU's most stringent restrictions.

Polish court allows stricter abortion law, sparking outcry

Warsaw - Poland's constitutional court on Thursday struck down a provision of the Catholic country's abortion legislation, allowing what is already one of Europe's most restrictive laws to be further tightened and provoking outcry from rights groups.

Italy shocked at discovery of foetus graves bearing women's names

Rome - Small crosses made of wood and metal fill Lot 108 of Flaminio Cemetery in Rome, some painted white, some askew or fallen to the ground, all carrying female names.

Virus, inequality top agenda as Lithuania votes

Vilnius - Lithuanians vote Sunday in the first round of a general election overshadowed by a record spike in coronavirus cases, with the ruling centre-left coalition defending its handling of the pandemic in a tight race with opposition conservatives.

Virus, inequality top agenda as Lithuania votes

Vilnius - Lithuanians vote Sunday in the first round of a general election overshadowed by a record spike in coronavirus cases, with the ruling centre-left coalition defending its handling of the pandemic in a tight race with opposition conservatives.

Mexican police clash with pro-abortion protesters

Mexico - Hundreds of women marched through Mexico's capital Monday to demand nationwide legalization of abortion, leading to clashes with police who blocked their way.

US Supreme Court rejects key challenge to abortion rights

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that tightly restricted access to abortion in the first constitutional test of abortion rights since President Donald Trump named two conservative justices to the top court.

US Supreme Court rejects key challenge to abortion rights

Washington - The US Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law restricting access to abortion Monday in a key victory for abortion rights activists.

Woman in landmark US abortion case was paid for later activism: documentary

Washington - The woman at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe v Wade, says she was later paid by anti-abortion groups to denounce the landmark ruling, according to a documentary set for release on Friday.

Uncertainty looms over Poland presidential election

Warsaw - Voters are still in the dark as to whether Poland's presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on Sunday, amid mounting pressure for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Poles protest move to further restrict abortion access

Warsaw - Dozens of Polish women's rights activists used their cars and bicycles to block central Warsaw on Tuesday to protest draft legislation that would ban the abortion of foetuses with congenital birth defects, an AFP photographer saw.

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Madrid - Rare divisions have emerged in Gibraltar over an upcoming referendum on easing the tiny territory's draconian abortion laws as a poll published on Thursday suggested 70 percent would vote in favour.

Russia funds IVF baby boom to battle population slump

Balashikha - For three years, Valeriya Pashko has been trying to get pregnant. Now her last hope is IVF, provided free by Russia's health service as authorities try to avert a new drop in the birthrate."My husband and I are really relieved to be getting reimbursed....

Mexico moves toward legal abortion, but women still face jail

Guanajuato - Martha Mendez and Susana Duenas were both teenagers when they committed their "crime": suffering a miscarriage.Accused of having an abortion -- which is illegal in all but two states in Mexico -- Mendez was forced to ask her fetus for forgiveness.

Gay marriage, abortion laws liberalised in N.Ireland

Belfast - Same-sex marriage and abortion laws in Northern Ireland were liberalised on Monday in a landmark shift for the province aimed at bringing it into line with mainland Britain but which has stoked resentment.

Abortion and gay marriage set to be legal in N Ireland

Belfast - Abortion and same-sex marriage are set to become legal in Northern Ireland, after a group of local lawmakers failed Monday in a last-minute bid to thwart the London-ordered liberalisation of the laws.

N. Irish lawmakers sit to oppose abortion reform

Belfast - A group of Northern Irish lawmakers will return to their parliament on Monday in a last-minute protest at the liberalisation of abortion laws, set to come into force after being decided by London for the suspended Belfast executive.

Moroccan journalist jailed for abortion freed after royal pardon

Rabat - Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni who was sentenced to one year in jail for an "illegal abortion" and sexual relations outside marriage walked free on Wednesday, shortly after being granted a royal pardon.
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