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Budget session: Parliament passes bill to raise upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks in special cases
India

Budget session: Parliament passes bill to raise upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks in special cases

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the amendments in the bill have been made after studying global practices and wide consultation within the country

Poland: On International Women's Day, protestors take to the streets to condemn abortion ban
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Poland: On International Women's Day, protestors take to the streets to condemn abortion ban

This year’s Women’s Day, which was marked with protests, comes after a near total ban on abortion took effect in January in the mostly Roman Catholic country, a step that had long been been sought by the conservative ruling party, Law and Justice.

Women in Africa more likely to die from pregnancy complications than from COVID-19: UN
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Women in Africa more likely to die from pregnancy complications than from COVID-19: UN

They study found that they may die from pregnancy-related complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started,.

Argentina's Senate passes bill legalising abortion in landmark moment for women's rights
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Argentina's Senate passes bill legalising abortion in landmark moment for women's rights

As per the new bill, abortion will be legalised up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life

‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?
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‘Fat and happy’ with a conservative US Supreme Court, are Republicans losing a winning issue?

Without the specter of a liberal court to motivate conservative voters anymore, they may find themselves without the issue that played a crucial role in Trump’s unexpected victory four years ago and has fortified his political base throughout a tumultuous first term

Poland's president Andrzej Duda tests COVID-19 positive as country sees record rise in cases
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Poland's president Andrzej Duda tests COVID-19 positive as country sees record rise in cases

While it was unclear when Duda was infected, he attended an investment forum in Tallinn on Monday where he met Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev

High courts seeing surge in cases seeking permission to terminate pregnancies; 84% requests granted between 2019-2020
India

High courts seeing surge in cases seeking permission to terminate pregnancies; 84% requests granted between 2019-2020

Anubha Rastogi, author of the report, said the increasing cases indicate that access to safe and legal abortion services in this country still leaves a lot to be desired

Union Cabinet approves extension of upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks, bill to be introduced in Parliament's Budget session
India

Union Cabinet approves extension of upper limit for abortions to 24 weeks, bill to be introduced in Parliament's Budget session

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks.

Over 2,000 foetuses found at home of ex-abortion doctor in US; family makes discovery days after death
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Over 2,000 foetuses found at home of ex-abortion doctor in US; family makes discovery days after death

Ulrich Klopfer, who died on 3 September, was a longtime doctor at an abortion clinic in South Bend, Indiana

New South Wales will be last Australian state to decriminalise abortion; new law permits terminations on request up to 22 weeks of pregnancy
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New South Wales will be last Australian state to decriminalise abortion; new law permits terminations on request up to 22 weeks of pregnancy

Abortion could soon be decriminalised across Australia, with the last holdout state set to consider a new law this week. Alex Greenwich, the independent MP for Sydney will introduce the bill. New legislation would allow abortions to be performed by doctor on request up to 22 weeks, beyond which consent of two doctors would be required.

Abortion of abnormal foetus cannot be denied even if gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks: Delhi HC
India

Abortion of abnormal foetus cannot be denied even if gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks: Delhi HC

Right to terminate an abnormal pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks, the Delhi High Court has said.

US judge extends order preventing Missouri's only abortion clinic Planned Parenthood's licence from lapsing
India

US judge extends order preventing Missouri's only abortion clinic Planned Parenthood's licence from lapsing

St Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, extending his earlier order to temporarily block the US state of Missouri from allowing the abortion clinic's St Louis facility's license to lapse

Thousands take out protest in Alabama against abortion ban; Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri look at limiting rights
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Thousands take out protest in Alabama against abortion ban; Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri look at limiting rights

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

Amid controversy over US abortion laws, Donald Trump says he's 'pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape and incest
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Amid controversy over US abortion laws, Donald Trump says he's 'pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape and incest

President Donald Trump on Saturday declared himself "strongly pro-life" but in favor of exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, after several US states passed tough new restrictions on abortions.

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy; no exceptions for rape, incest cases
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy; no exceptions for rape, incest cases

Missouri's Republican-led Senate has now passed a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Senators approved the legislation 24-10 early Thursday with just hours left before a Friday deadline to pass bills

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US, gives no exceptions to cases of rape or incest
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Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in US, gives no exceptions to cases of rape or incest

The ACLU, promised to file a lawsuit to block its implementation, although the abortion bill's backers have expressly said they want to bring the case to the SC

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion
India

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion

Even though abortion is legal in India since 1971, ten women in the country die every day due to unsafe abortions performed by quacks and untrained 'doctors'.

Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC
India

Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC

A registered doctor can terminate a pregnancy that has crossed the 20-week period without permission from court only if it poses a risk to the woman's life, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

US Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law granting abortion centres immediate hospital access, day before legislation was to take effect
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US Supreme Court blocks Louisiana law granting abortion centres immediate hospital access, day before legislation was to take effect

The Supreme Court said that they will not allow Louisiana to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

US Supreme Court facing litmus test on abortion after Louisiana doctors' plea to block law on access restrictions
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US Supreme Court facing litmus test on abortion after Louisiana doctors' plea to block law on access restrictions

A decision not to take up the case would encourage the American right-wing and evangelical movement to step up challenges to longstanding abortion laws.