Abortion law

SC says doctors need not disclose identities of minors seeking abortion to cops

The top court said that it could not possibly be the legislature's intent to deprive minors of safe abortions.

published on : 30th September 2022

What did the Supreme Court say on abortion, marital rape, and 'persons other than cis-women'?

The top court said that the provision to cover only married women will render the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violative of Article 14; here are other key points from its important ruling.

published on : 29th September 2022

YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods 

The move comes about a month after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Impassioned Biden signs order on abortion access

Under mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful in response to the ruling, he signed an executive order to try to protect access to the procedure.

published on : 9th July 2022

EU Parliament condemns US abortion ruling, seeks to safeguard human rights 

Underscoring fears that anti-abortion movements might expand in Europe, some legislators said they wanted to see EU-wide protections adopted.

published on : 8th July 2022

US: 10-year-old child in Ohio denied abortion after Supreme Court verdict

The patient is now heading west to Indiana given the abortion ban in Ohio, which prohibits the medical procedure when fetal cardiac activity begins, around six weeks.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits

The announcement comes a week after the US Supreme Court made the tectonic decision to strip American women of constitutional rights to abortion.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Texas Supreme Court blocks lower court order that granted permission to resume abortions

An order by a Houston judge earlier this week had reassured some clinics they could temporarily resume abortions up to six weeks into pregnancy.

published on : 2nd July 2022

'States can ban it': US Supreme Court ends constitutional protections for abortion

The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.

published on : 24th June 2022

US abortion cases rise, 1 in 5 pregnancies terminated in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed down the abortion numbers in some states, according to the report. 

published on : 15th June 2022

American singer-songwriter Lizzo slams Texas' anti-abortion law

American singer-songwriter Lizzo has criticized the recently passed anti-abortion law in Texas.

published on : 14th March 2022

In Texas, 'sanctuary cities' pass their own anti-abortion laws

"They don’t want it to be 'abortion is banned after six weeks.' They want abortion to be overturned as a right, altogether and they will do that in every way that they know how."

published on : 14th November 2021

Govt notifies new rules for allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy for certain categories of women

Earlier, abortion required the opinion of one doctor if it is done within 12 weeks of conception and two doctors if it is done between 12 and 20 weeks.

published on : 13th October 2021

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

US House Republican health bill would cut women's services 

Women seeking abortions and basic health services would face restrictions and struggle to pay for medical care under the House Republicans' proposed bill.

published on : 10th March 2017