In Dakshina Kannada, illegal abortions due to declining child sex ratio: Activists

Hilda felt counselling should be made mandatory for all cases of termination and stressed the need for collective collaborative efforts and action to arrest the declining child sex ratio.

published on : 6th December 2019

Argentina's leftist president-elect Alberto Fernandez reignites abortion debate

Fernandez, a leftist Peronist, pledged last week he would move to legalize abortion as soon as the new government takes over on December 10.

published on : 23rd November 2019

Rape survivors among 194 women seeking court nod for abortion in three years: Study

All cases petitioned at the SC were above 20 weeks of gestation, five of which were rape cases and 15 involved cases of foetal abnormalities.

published on : 1st October 2019

Morocco journalist gets one-year jail for 'illegal abortion'

Article 490 of the legal code of the Muslim kingdom punishes sexual relations out of wedlock, while the law also forbids all abortions unless the mother's life is in danger.

published on : 1st October 2019

Kerala HC gives nod to abort 21-week IVF foetus

She had waited for more than a decade to conceive naturally. As hopes started waning, after much deliberation she turned to in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

published on : 29th September 2019

Ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion of foetus can't be extended: Centre to Supreme Court

The government said India's high maternal mortality rate is on account of woman seeking unsafe abortions beyond the prescribed ceiling of 20 weeks when no foetal abnormalities are detected.

published on : 19th September 2019

Consultations on for raising time limit for abortion from 20 to 24-26 weeks, Centre tells Delhi HC

The Supreme Court, in 2017, had declined to amend the Act which prohibits termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks.

published on : 6th August 2019

Trump administration give taxpayer-funded clinics time to enforce new restrictive abortion laws 

Under the Trump administration rule, clinics will be restricted in how they can discuss abortion as an option with pregnant women.

published on : 21st July 2019

SC to examine abortion laws for provisions that violate rights to women's free reproductive choice

It said that in case of minors, there should be an alternative route for making safe abortions accessible in a situation where the guardian refused consent.

published on : 15th July 2019

Amended draft Bill triggers concerns on abortion

The decision to drop a clause to permit nurses, auxiliary nurse and midwife and AYUSH doctors to perform abortions has come despite a push by the AYUSH Ministry to endorse the provision.

published on : 12th July 2019

Argentina faces historic vote on legalizing abortion

Lawmakers in Pope Francis' native Argentina vote on legalizing abortion, which if passed, would make it the most populous country in South America to allow women to terminate pregnancies.

published on : 13th June 2018

Raped 10-year-old's pregnancy fuels Argentina abortion debate

In conservative Salta province, where the girl lives, abortion in case of rape is permitted only during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

published on : 25th May 2018

Ireland decides on its strict abortion laws

The eighth amendment to the Irish constitution was installed following a 1983 referendum which approved outlawing abortion.

published on : 25th May 2018

US President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.

published on : 20th January 2018
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