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Abortion row reignites as US supreme court justice retires

Los Angeles - Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the United States Supreme Court has sparked fears over universal abortion rights as President Donald Trump looks for an ultra-conservative replacement judge.

US Supreme Court sides with anti-abortion centers in free speech case

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a law requiring anti-abortion centers in California to inform pregnant clients that they could obtain the procedure elsewhere was likely unconstitutional, in a closely watched case on free speech.

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Buenos Aires - Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.

Argentina abortion debate goes into second day

Buenos Aires - Debate on a bill to legalize abortion in conservative Argentina dragged into a second day Thursday without a vote as thousands of pro- and anti-abortion supporters demonstrated outside the Congress.

Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion

Buenos Aires - Lawmakers in Pope Francis' native Argentina vote Wednesday on legalizing abortion, which if passed, would make it the most populous country in South America to allow women to terminate pregnancies.The debate has divided Argentinian society.

UK court says would rule N.Ireland abortion law illegal

London - Britain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it would have declared Northern Ireland's abortion laws incompatible with human rights legislation if not for a procedural technicality, in what pro-choice campaigners hailed as a victory.

Britain's top court says cannot rule on Northern Ireland abortion law

London - Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday said it could not rule on an appeal against Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, but that it would have declared them incompatible with human rights laws otherwise.

UK court set to rule on Northern Ireland abortion law

London - Britain's Supreme Court will rule Thursday on whether Northern Ireland's abortion laws contravene human rights legislation, threatening another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks to drive Brexit through parliament.

Ireland starts moves to change abortion law

Dublin - The Irish government gave the green light Tuesday for new abortion laws to be drawn up following a historic referendum that overturned a constitutional ban in the predominantly Catholic country.

Ireland to draft abortion law within weeks: minister

Dublin - Ireland's government is planning to draw up a new abortion law within weeks after a historic referendum overturned a constitutional ban, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Tuesday.

Northern Ireland under pressure after historic abortion vote

Dublin - Pressure mounted on Sunday for British-ruled Northern Ireland to liberalise its strict abortion laws after a historic referendum in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland overturned its ban.

Abortion stigma is gone, says Irish PM after vote

London - Ireland on Saturday voted to erase the stigma and burden of shame from hundreds of thousands of women who secretly had abortions, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Dublin - Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally lifted decades of stigma and shame.

Ireland set to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Dublin - Ireland looks set to "make history" by liberalising some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said as votes in the hard-fought referendum were counted Saturday.

Ireland tipped to repeal abortion ban by a landslide

Dublin - Ireland voted overwhelmingly to liberalise some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe on Friday, according to exit polls in a historic referendum in the traditionally Catholic country.

Final campaign push before bitter Irish abortion vote

Dublin - Activists made a final push for votes Thursday on the eve of a historic referendum on Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion, which has divided the staunchly Catholic nation.

Campaign for Ireland abortion referendum turns testy

Dublin - Posters for and against abortion are plastered all across Ireland as the campaign ahead of a historic referendum Friday in this mainly Catholic nation turns increasingly testy in its final days.

Calls to end South Korea abortion ban reach top court

Seoul - A decades-old abortion ban that activists say endangers women -- even if it is only sporadically enforced -- will be challenged in South Korea's supreme court this week.

Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

Zagreb - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators took to the streets in Croatia's three biggest cities on Saturday in rallies that largely passed without incident, even as the issue continues to divide the staunchly Catholic EU member state.

Irish PM criticises anti-abortion campaign

Dublin - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday denounced the pro-life lobby for using images of people with Down Syndrome in the build-up to the May 25 referendum on abortion laws.

Ireland's abortion referendum campaigns ramp up

Dublin - Pro- and anti-abortion activists in Ireland are hitting the streets and social networks to mobilise a divided electorate with less than a fortnight to go until a referendum on the thorny issue.

Irish anti-abortion activists rally ahead of referendum

Dublin - Thousands gathered in Dublin on Saturday for the final major pro-life rally ahead of Ireland's referendum on whether it should liberalise its tight abortion laws.

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Dublin - Leading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalise abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue.

Iowa 'heartbeat' abortion ban, strictest in US, becomes law

Chicago - The governor of the US state of Iowa signed into law Friday a ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Iowa 'heartbeat' abortion ban, strictest in US, becomes law

Chicago - The governor of the US state of Iowa signed into law Friday a ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Nazi-era law hampers abortion access in Germany

Berlin - After a German court fined her 6,000 euros ($7,400) for spelling out on her practice's website that she performs abortions, gynaecologist Kristina Haenel vowed that "it can't go on like this".

Ireland to hold May 25 referendum on legalising abortion

Dublin - Ireland will hold a referendum on May 25 on whether to alter its constitution to legalise abortion, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Wednesday.The move follows the Irish Senate voting in favour of holding the poll by a wide margin Tuesday night.

Thousands of Poles protest anti-abortion bill

Warsaw - Thousands of Poles took to the streets Friday to protest plans to tighten the abortion law, as the Council of Europe warned the new measure ran counter to Warsaw's human rights commitments.

Abortion, free speech in spotlight at top US court

Washington - US Supreme Court justices from across the ideological spectrum reacted with skepticism Tuesday to a California law requiring private anti-abortion facilities to inform pregnant clients they can obtain the procedure elsewhere.

Abortion, free expression in conflict at top US court

Washington - "Clinics" across the United States feature "caregivers" in white blouses accompanied by ultrasound gear, but one thing pregnant women will not get in these facilities is an abortion.
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Anti-abortionist at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-KY) discusses her reasons for proposing SB 396.
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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