Follow Us:
Saturday, August 08, 2020

abortion laws


New Zealand decriminalises abortion

March 19, 2020 4:42 pm

New Zealand is the latest nation in the world to loosen abortion restrictions, following South Korea's high court decision to overturn the country's abortion ban and Ireland's legalisation via referendum.

Lok Sabha clears Bill to extend upper limit for permitting abortion

March 18, 2020 2:28 am

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which seeks to amend the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 was passed by a voice vote.

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

September 18, 2019 10:32 am

The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the US in 2017.

US federal judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

August 28, 2019 9:42 am

Missouri already has some of the nation's most restrictive abortion regulations. A clinic in St. Louis is the only one in the state that performs abortions.

Plea in Supreme Court: Abortion law violative of privacy

July 16, 2019 2:05 am

The petitioners - Swati Agarwal, a teacher; Garima Sekseriais, a digital marketer; and Prachi Vats, a public relations and corporate communication specialist - have sought quashing of Sections 3 and 5 of the Act.

Supreme Court notice to Centre on petition seeking to decriminalise abortion

July 15, 2019 5:21 pm

The PIL filed by the three women challenges the law that makes abortion permissible only to save life and seeks to decriminalise it.

Appeals court puts Trump abortion restrictions on hold again

July 04, 2019 2:01 pm

Trump administration rules, that ban taxpayer-funded clinics from making abortion referrals and prohibit clinics that receive federal money from sharing office space with abortion providers, are on hold again.

Alabama woman who lost pregnancy in shooting is charged in foetus’ death

June 28, 2019 4:12 pm

“This is how people — especially women of color — are already being punished & having their pregnancies criminalized,” the National Abortion Federation, a professional association of abortion providers, said in a statement.

What is the Hyde Amendment? A look at its impact as Biden reverses his stance

June 08, 2019 11:10 am

Hyde Amendment is a measure banning federal funding for abortion. More precisely, it states that Medicaid will not pay for an abortion unless the woman’s life is in danger or the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest.

Pope says abortion, even of a sick fetus, is like hiring a ‘Hitman’

May 26, 2019 8:45 am

The pope’s remarks come as the deeply divisive issue of abortion is once again gripping the United States. Conservatives in states like Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri are passing some of the strictest limits on abortions in decades.