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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.

Polish women hold nationwide strike against abortion ban

Varsovia - Tens of thousands of black-clad women protested across Poland Monday against a proposed near-total abortion ban in the devoutly Catholic country, where the law is already among the most restrictive in Europe.

'Save Women' rally in Poland against near-total abortion ban

Varsovia - Dressed in black, thousands of protesters gathered Saturday outside the Polish parliament in Warsaw to protest against a proposed near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch signs petition to Putin urging abortion ban

Moscow - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on Tuesday signed a petition calling for a legal ban on abortion, the Church said in a statement.

Poland pushes near-total abortion ban, nixes liberalisation

Varsovia - Rightwing lawmakers on Friday pushed ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise the existing law already among the most restrictive in Europe.

Poland pushes near-total abortion ban, nixes liberalisation

Varsovia - Rightwing lawmakers on Friday pushed ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise the existing law already among the most restrictive in Europe.

Battle over abortion law heats up in Catholic Poland

Varsovia - Poland's abortion battle will resume Thursday when the devoutly Catholic country's parliament debates rival initiatives to either liberalise or further tighten a law that is already one of the strictest in Europe.

Pro-choice group eyes easier abortion access in Poland

Varsovia - Pro-choice activists in Poland sent a citizens' bill to parliament Thursday intended to ease access to abortion in the staunchly Catholic EU state and torpedo moves toward a near total ban on terminations.

Irish parliament rejects limited abortion bill

Dublin - The Irish parliament on Thursday rejected proposed legislation to allow abortion in Ireland in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

Mexico high court rejects legalizing abortion

- Mexico's Supreme Court rejected a proposal to legalize abortion but suggested more debate on the issue in the country boasting the world's second-largest Catholic population.

Supreme Court delivers major victory for US abortion rights

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Texas law restricting access to abortion, handing a major victory to the "pro-choice" camp in the country's most important ruling on the divisive issue in a generation.

Thousands protest against proposed abortion ban in Poland

Varsovia - Thousands of pro-choice campaigners marched in central Warsaw Saturday rallying against proposals for an almost total ban on abortion in the staunchly Catholic country, where the existing law is already one of the most restrictive in the EU.

Ireland abortion laws cause 'inhuman' treatment: UN experts

Dublin - A woman in Ireland carrying a dying foetus was the victim of "inhuman" treatment caused by the country's strict abortion laws, United Nations experts said Thursday.

Thousands of Croatians march against abortion

Zagreb - Several thousand Croatians, including prime minister's wife, on Saturday joined an anti-abortion march in the capital, raising concerns among rights groups over a possible abortion ban by the conservative rulers.

Abortion trials force political shift in N. Ireland

Belfast - The prosecution of women in Northern Ireland over abortion has become a key campaign issue ahead of regional elections on Thursday, with unprecedented political support for reforming the law.

Protest planned to support Argentine woman jailed for miscarriage

Buenos Aires - Women's and abortion rights groups will march Thursday demanding the release of a woman sentenced to eight years in jail following a miscarriage.

Former Polish first ladies slam proposed abortion ban

Varsovia - Three former Polish first ladies on Tuesday denounced a proposal to tighten the abortion law, already one of the most restrictive in Europe, saying it would only "aggravate women's tragedy".

Thousands protest against proposed Poland abortion law

Varsovia - More than 3,000 people protested in Warsaw on Saturday against proposals to tighten Poland's abortion law, which is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

Polish abortion proposals draw protests

Varsovia - Proposals to tighten an already restrictive abortion law on Sunday drew thousands of people to protests in Poland.

Trump says U.S. abortion laws 'set' for now

Washington - US abortion laws are set for now, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said, reiterating that he thinks abortion is "murder" days after igniting a firestorm by suggesting women who have them should be punished.

Trump: Women who get illegal abortions should be 'punished'

Washington - Women who have illegal abortions should be punished, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said, before backpedaling after a firestorm erupted over his latest controversial comment.

Polish Catholic Church calls for total abortion ban

Varsovia - Poland's Catholic Church on Wednesday called for a total abortion ban, as pro-life activists seek to tighten the law that is already one of the most restrictive in Europe.

Pro-life Poles seek to tighten restrictive abortion law

Varsovia - Pro-life activists in Poland want to tighten an abortion law that is already one of the most restrictive in Europe, but the move risks a backlash against the new right-wing government.

Chile lawmakers authorize abortion in limited cases

Santiago - Lawmakers in Chile's lower house of Congress on Thursday approved abortion in limited circumstances, the first step towards lifting a decades-old ban on the practice in the socially conservative South American country.

US Supreme Court split on high-stakes abortion case

Washington - Sharp divisions appeared Wednesday as the US Supreme Court heard its most important abortion case in a generation, with far-reaching implications for women's ability to end an unwanted pregnancy.

Key U.S. Supreme Court rulings on abortion

Washington - There a few issues that have roiled American political life as much as abortion.
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A pregnant woman at 12 weeks gestation.
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Pro-choice activists at Broadway SkyTrain station, intersection of Broadway and Commercial, Vancouver, Canada.
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Chinese mother in hospital with dead, 8 months old fetus still inside her womb
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This chart shows the number of services performed by Planned Parenthood.
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"If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted," tweeted 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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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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Pamela Durham: Care Net Director of Abortion Recovery for Care Net Pregnancy Services of the Treasure Coast
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Rep. Mary Lou Marzian (D-KY) discusses her reasons for proposing SB 396.
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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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Ten-week-old foetus removed in a therapeutic abortion
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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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 fetus doll that was given to 3rd, 4th, 5th graders as part of a religious teaching on anti-abortion and the pro-life movement at a public school in Virginia.
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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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