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Jaroslaw Kaczynski: Poland's polarising powerbroker

Warsaw - What Jaroslaw Kaczynski lacks in size, he more than makes up for in political acumen, audacity and clout which have kept him at the heart of Polish politics.

Oaxaca becomes second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion

Oaxaca - The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion Wednesday, making it the second state in the conservative Latin American country to do so.

Last Australian state decriminalises abortion

Sydney - Abortion was decriminalised in Australia's state of New South Wales on Thursday after weeks of contentious debate, bringing its laws into line with the rest of the country.

50,000 join anti-abortion protest in Slovakia

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in the Slovak capital Bratislava on Sunday against a law allowing terminations until the 12th week of pregnancy, which has been in force in the heavily Catholic country since communist times.

Film portrays plight of women jailed under Salvador abortion laws

Sansalvador - Teodora Vasquez spent 10 years in jail for murder in El Salvador. Her crime? Giving birth to a dead baby. Now a new film tells her story and highlights the plight of 16 women still serving long sentences, as pressure grows for legislative change.

Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion

Antananarivo - Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo.

El Salvador court clears rape victim of killing baby

Sansalvador - An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a landmark case closely watched by rights groups.

Salvador clears rape victim of killing baby: lawyer

Sansalvador - An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a case closely watched by rights groups.

Argentine abortion activists unbowed in regional battle

Buenos Aires - One year after Argentina's Senate defeated a bill to legalize abortion, the country's feminists are keeping up the fight and leading Latin America's struggle for abortion rights.

Proposed New Zealand abortion law to give women right to choose

Wellington - The New Zealand government released long-awaited plans Monday to overhaul its abortion laws, so that a termination is treated as a health issue and a woman's choice rather than a crime.

US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

Washington - The United States said Tuesday it will again withhold contributions to the UN Population Fund due to its work with China, which controls family size, as the agency accused Washington of jeopardizing women's health.

Cautious welcome in Belfast for abortion, gay rights vote

Belfast - In a Belfast alleyway, a poignant graffiti mural makes a promise to Northern Ireland's LGBT youth: "It won't always be like this. It's going to get better.

Gibraltar to hold referendum on anti-abortion laws

Gibraltar - Gibraltar said Thursday it will hold a referendum next year on whether to ease the tiny British territory's laws against abortion, which are among the harshest in the world.

US bishop denying communion to politicians for abortion views

Chicago - A US Catholic bishop announced Thursday that he is denying communion to two Democratic leaders of the Illinois state legislature because of their stance on abortion.

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri -- for now

Saint Louis - Abortion services can continue in Missouri for now, a court ruled Friday, granting a temporary restraining order to keep open the sole clinic that performs the procedure in the US state.The St.

Major film studios threaten to boycott Georgia over abortion law

Los Angeles - WarnerMedia, Sony Pictures and NBCUniversal on Thursday joined a growing number of major studios threatening to pull their productions out of Georgia should a controversial abortion law in the southern US state go into effect.

Protests as court weighs fate of Missouri's sole abortion clinic

Saint Louis - A US court on Thursday weighed the fate of the last abortion clinic in Missouri, which risks becoming the first state in 45 years without access to the procedure amid a nationwide push to curtail reproductive rights.

Louisiana lawmakers pass fetal heartbeat abortion ban

Washington - Louisiana lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, joining a string of other US states restricting the termination of pregnancies as early as six weeks.

US judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban

Washington - A US federal judge Friday blocked Mississippi's strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.

Daily duels over abortion outside Alabama clinics

Montgomery - It's been a particularly tough week for Margaux Hartline, a volunteer who holds a large umbrella over women going into an Alabama abortion clinic so their faces are unidentifiable to religious activists.

Thousands protest strict Alabama abortion law

Montgomery - Thousands took to the streets in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.

Eva Longoria warns abortion bans are danger to women

Cannes - Actress Eva Longoria said restrictive abortion laws passed in Alabama and Missouri are a threat to women, with stars set to protest against the bans on the Cannes red carpet Saturday.

Trudeau saddened by 'backsliding' after Alabama abortion ban

Paris - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was gravely saddened by "backsliding" on women's rights seen in several US states, after Alabama agreed the toughest abortion ban in the country.

Republicans bid for US Supreme Court showdown over abortion

Washington - Republican-led legislatures in state after state are passing bills restricting abortion access in a bid to eventually challenge the 1973 US Supreme Court ruling allowing a woman to terminate a pregnancy.

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Miami - The Alabama senate has passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy -- even in cases of rape and incest -- and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with life in ...

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US

Miami - The Alabama senate on Tuesday passed the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States, which places a near-total ban on the termination of pregnancy -- even in cases of rape and incest -- and could punish doctors who perform the procedure with l...

Legal, but... abortion access under threat in Catholic Croatia

Zagreb - On paper, abortion has been legal in Croatia for decades. But in practice, it is becoming less available in the largely Catholic country where religious pressure is pushing doctors increasingly to refuse abortions on moral grounds.

US toughens policy against foreign NGOs that back abortions

Washington - The administration of US President Donald Trump on Tuesday again toughened a ban on the use of taxpayer money to support abortion overseas as it pulled funding from a human rights body that supports the procedure's legalization in Latin America.

Court frees Salvador women convicted for abortions

Ilopango - Three women serving 30-year sentences for falling foul of El Salvador's severe anti-abortion laws walked free from prison Thursday after the Central American country's Supreme Court ordered their release.

Argentine 11-year-old's C-section sparks new abortion debate

Buenos Aires - A cesarean section carried out on an 11-year-old girl raped by her grandmother's husband has reopened the debate about abortion in Argentina, where rules on pregnancy terminations are strict.
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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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This chart shows the number of services performed by Planned Parenthood.
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station  intersection of Broadway and Commercial  Vancouve...
Pro-choice activists 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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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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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 pregnant woman at 12 weeks gestation.
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