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Number of abortions in US falls to lowest since 1973

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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’

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.

US: States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

A Manhattan federal court lawsuit asked a judge to declare the rule unconstitutional and say it was passed in an arbitrary and capricious manner. In a separate lawsuit in San Francisco federal court, California sued as well, saying there was no evidence that the impact on patients was considered.

GOP's William Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

At a campaign stop in Exeter, New Hampshire, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld told a crowd of voters he's ``the most pro-choice person you're ever going to meet."