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Jul 15, 2019
SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from CentreThe Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman's life or in case of foetal abnormality.
May 20, 2019
Thousands take out protest in Alabama against abortion ban; Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri look at limiting rightsThousands 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
May 19, 2019
Amid controversy over US abortion laws, Donald Trump says he's 'pro-life' but favours exceptions for rape and incestPresident 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.
Apr 04, 2019
Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HCA 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.
Sep 28, 2018
India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitionersIndia has a broadly liberal law that allows abortion services to save lives of women, preserve physical and mental health. Yet, the recent Guttmacher study (2017) shows that around 56 percent of abortions in India are conducted illegally.
May 27, 2018
Savita Halappanavar's father hails 'justice for daughter', thanks Irish voters for historic referendum on abortionSavita's death was a catalyst for the movement to repeal the eighth amendment, paving the way for new legislation to allow for the termination of pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic country.
May 25, 2018
Ireland holds referendum for historic change in abortion rights; activists seek overturn of Catholic law in orthodox stateIreland votes on Friday in an abortion referendum that could be a milestone on a path of change in a country that, only a few decades ago, was one of Europe’s most socially conservative.
Oct 01, 2017
Irish protesters in Dublin assert 'my body, my choice,' seek liberalisation of stringent abortion lawsThousands marched in Dublin in favour of liberalising Ireland's tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue
Sep 01, 2014
US judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing restrictive abortion lawA federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.
Dec 19, 2012
After Savita's death, Ireland to legalise abortion to save mother's lifeThe move, unthinkable till few years ago, comes after a huge public outcry over the death of 31-year-old Savita, who died in October at Galway University Hospital.