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US President Biden prioritising abortion legislation ahead of midterms
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US President Biden prioritising abortion legislation ahead of midterms

Abortion rights have been a key motivating factor for Democrats this year, although the economy and inflation still rank as chief concern for most voters

Explained: Why Italy fears 'Christian mother' Giorgia Meloni's win at the elections
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Explained: Why Italy fears 'Christian mother' Giorgia Meloni's win at the elections

Civil right activists in Italy fear a significant setback — on matters such as abortion, gay marriage — as Giorgia Meloni, a 45-year-old who has campaigned under the slogan of ‘God, country and family’ and against ‘woke ideology’, is likely to become the country’s first female prime minister

Roe v. Wade: Indiana legislature first in US to pass near ban on abortions
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Roe v. Wade: Indiana legislature first in US to pass near ban on abortions

The Indiana Senate approved the near-total ban by 28-19, hours after House members advanced it by 62-38. The ban includes limited exceptions, including in cases of rape and incest, and to protect the life and physical health of the mother

US House votes to restore abortion rights, Senate odds dim
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US House votes to restore abortion rights, Senate odds dim

The bill has little chance of becoming law, with the necessary support lacking in the 50-50 Senate. Yet voting marks the beginning of a new era in the debate as lawmakers, governors and legislatures grapple with the impact of the court's decision

Explained: The drama surrounding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receiving Communion at Vatican
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Explained: The drama surrounding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receiving Communion at Vatican

Pelosi received the Holy Communion at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican on Wednesday. Last month, her home archbishop, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, denied her from receiving the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights

Explained: How women are losing trust in technology following abortion ban in US
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Explained: How women are losing trust in technology following abortion ban in US

With the US Supreme Court's overruling of the Roe v Wade decision, collected location data, text messages, search histories, emails and period and ovulation-tracking apps could be used to prosecute people who seek an abortion

'Not done fighting': The celebrities voicing their protest against overturning of Roe v Wade
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'Not done fighting': The celebrities voicing their protest against overturning of Roe v Wade

American celebrities are not mincing their words, as they join the hundreds and thousands protesting against the Supreme Court decision to overturn the 1973 landmark ruling

Explained: How the decision to overturn Roe v Wade exposes the complex ties between judiciary and public
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Explained: How the decision to overturn Roe v Wade exposes the complex ties between judiciary and public

Public opinion on abortion is nuanced, but polling shows broad support for Roe and for abortion rights. Seventy per cent of US adults said that the Supreme Court should not have overturned the landmark 1973 ruling

Explained: How end of Roe v Wade will affect birth control, abortion pills and IVF treatments in the US
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Explained: How end of Roe v Wade will affect birth control, abortion pills and IVF treatments in the US

The Supreme Court's decision overturning the right to abortion nearly 50 years ago will have far-reaching implications for reproductive health care across the United States

US abortion ruling could mean loss of other rights, says Canada's Justin Trudeau
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US abortion ruling could mean loss of other rights, says Canada's Justin Trudeau

The Canadian prime minister called the court's decision 'horrific' and voiced concern that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry

US Supreme Court overrules Roe V Wade: What does it mean for the future of abortion rights?
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US Supreme Court overrules Roe V Wade: What does it mean for the future of abortion rights?

The court’s opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, said that the Constitution does not mention abortion. Nor does the Constitution guarantee abortion rights via another right, the right to liberty

US SC ends abortion rights: 'Ruling taking America 150 years back,' says Biden as Trump hails 'decision made by god'
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US SC ends abortion rights: 'Ruling taking America 150 years back,' says Biden as Trump hails 'decision made by god'

The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump

US Supreme Court ends abortion rights, overturns landmark Roe v. Wade decision
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US Supreme Court ends abortion rights, overturns landmark Roe v. Wade decision

'We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision,' the court said

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

SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from Centre
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SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from Centre

The 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.

Brett Kavanaugh versus Christine Blasey Ford in next week's likely showdown: All you need to know about this battle of optics and truth in US election season
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Brett Kavanaugh versus Christine Blasey Ford in next week's likely showdown: All you need to know about this battle of optics and truth in US election season

The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season.

Brett Kavanaugh nomination chaos: Donald Trump drops civil tone, slams accuser Christine Blasey Ford's credibility
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Brett Kavanaugh nomination chaos: Donald Trump drops civil tone, slams accuser Christine Blasey Ford's credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, US president Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement.

Americans are having a good laugh over the Brett Kavanaugh circus as this wildcard explodes into midterm election calculations
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Americans are having a good laugh over the Brett Kavanaugh circus as this wildcard explodes into midterm election calculations

Recent polling already has the Republicans on the ropes among younger college educated women. The Kavanaugh story will only deepen the cultural chasm. ““The Republican college-educated woman is done...They’re gone. They were going anyway at some point in time. Trump triggers them”, Trump’s exiled chief strategist Steve Bannon said long before Kavanaugh was anywhere on the scene.

Political implications of Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation begin to unravel; Republicans risk alienating female voters
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Political implications of Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation begin to unravel; Republicans risk alienating female voters

With the fate of US president Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.