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US justices say women must obtain abortion pill in person

January 13, 2021 9:14 am

The court’s brief order was unsigned, and the three more liberal justices dissented. The contested measure requires women to appear in person to pick up the mifepristone and to sign a form, even when they had already consulted with their doctors remotely.

Explained: Why Argentina's pro-abortion movement is associated with green handkerchiefs

January 03, 2021 8:15 am

While Argentina’s president Alberto Fernández gave the final push to the bill, the legalisation of abortion is a victory of a growing grassroots women’s movement.

Poland: Protesters march to PiS leader's home after abortion ruling

December 14, 2020 1:20 pm

Polish protesters marched under the slogan ''we are going for freedom,'' accusing the ruling PiS party of authoritarianism. It was the latest in a string of protests since a top court tightened abortion laws.

Rage and hope fuel women's revolt over abortion in Poland

December 02, 2020 6:56 pm

The rage of Polish women, and many men as well, erupted onto the streets across the country, growing into the largest protest movement in the three decades since communism fell

Polish police attempts to block protest against abortion ruling

November 29, 2020 11:25 am

Warsaw police tried to break up a women's rights march taking place in the country's capital, with protesters opposing curbs on abortion rights. Poland's abortion law is already one of the most conservative in Europe.

Why your nearby chemist doesn't have abortion pills, and why he should stock them

August 19, 2020 12:30 pm

A new study throws light on the availability of prescription-based medical abortion drugs with chemists as a way to prevent early abortion care costs among other benefits for women exercising their choice of terminating pregnancy

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.