Abortion

Texas Republicans look to pass bill that could make driving a woman to an abortion a crime

If you’ve ever been to Texas, you know that Texans pride themselves on doing just about everything bigger. This dangerous obsession with size also …

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Pro-Life Group Denounces School's Decision to Ban Pregnant Teen From Graduation Ceremony Insider

A Maryland teenager spoke out on "The Story" after her small Christian school banned her from walking in her graduation ceremony after she became pregnant.<p>The story of Maddi Runkles, 18, has made national headlines after the Heritage Academy in Hagerstown punished Runkles for violating its code of …

Education

New York State Still Bans Abortions After 24 Weeks. A Proposed Law Could Offer Exceptions.

Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge at a pro-choice march on August 28, 2004.Spencer Platt/Getty Images There is a provision in the New …

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I'm a pro-choice activist. Democrats cannot waver on abortion rights.

We need to affirm our party’s base now more than ever.<p>Shortly after the Trump inauguration, I attended a dinner party with a progressive group of friends who work in and around politics. The immersive grief we and half the nation’s voters felt was playing out –- let’s be honest here –- over some …

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Teacher threatened to expose abortion as 'last resort'

A Catholic school teacher has admitted in a Queensland court he threatened to expose a colleague's planned abortion, but claims it was only a bid to …

Crime

This Virtual Reality Video Shows You The Awful Trauma Of Abortion Clinic Harassment

The impact of pro-life protesters is truly terrifying<p>As we know, recent legislation in the US is constricting women who need access to safe, legal …

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Chileans stand up for abortion rights | Americas | DW | 25.05.2017

Abortion is completely illegal in Chile, but reforming the outright ban is under consideration. Social conservatives and religious groups have pushed …

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Witness The Trauma Of Abortion Clinic Harassment In Virtual Reality

The Planned Parenthood project shows just how difficult accessing abortion can be.<p>As abortion access continues to come under threat in Congress, women who are trying to access the procedure are regularly confronted with anti-abortion harassment and vitriol outside of clinics nationwide. Planned …

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Advocates: Time to Fix NY's Antiquated Abortion Law

New York law currently can force a pregnant woman to carry a nonviable fetus to term. (Pexels)<p>NEW YORK - Legislation to allow women in New York to …

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Mayor seeks law banning protests outside Ottawa's abortion clinic

Women visiting Ottawa’s Morgentaler abortion clinic need a provincial law to protect them from being harassed by protesters, Mayor Jim Watson …

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This Powerful VR Video Shows What It's Like to Be Harassed at an Abortion Clinic

The societal stigma associated with abortion can add distress to an already emotionally taxing experience. During the first half of 2016 alone, half of abortion clinics in the United States were targets of death threats, stalking, vandalism, entrance blocks, and other forms of violence, according …

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We Talked to the People Keeping the Only Abortion Clinics in Their State Open

Kentucky may become the first state in the US with no abortion provider at all.<p>Earlier this year, Kentucky's Republican governor, Matt Bevin, moved to close the state's last remaining abortion clinic, the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville. Kentucky's second-to-last clinic, run by the same …

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Seven states have only one remaining abortion clinic. We talked to the people keeping them open.

By Allison McCann on May 23, 2017<p>Earlier this year, Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin moved to close the state’s last remaining abortion clinic, the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. Kentucky’s second-to-last clinic, run by the same providers in Lexington, had run up against new …

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This Week in Motto: The Big Fight

It’s not necessarily party vs. party in the abortion rights debate: Democrats have been infighting about the issue since the election. With the party …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Putting Together the Pieces of Her Grandmother’s Mysterious Death

When she was 12 years old, Kate Daloz learned that her grandmother had died not from a household accident, as she had been told by her mother, but …

Long-form Journalism

Are online abortion pills safe? A new study says yes, actually

Access to safe and affordable abortions is in jeopardy all over the world, but there might be a safe alternative for women who can’t find an abortion …

Women's News

New requirements for Kansas abortion providers near passage

A rule nearing approval in the Kansas Legislature would require abortion providers to give women information on their doctors' history in black, …

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Planned Parenthood, ACLU challenge new Indiana abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is suing over a new Indiana law that makes it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge.<p>The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana …

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The Health 202: Abortion is now an issue with no middle ground

<b>THE PROGNOSIS</b><p><b>The middle ground on abortion rights is narrow and politically treacherous, and senators trying to inhabit it risk wrath from both sides in 2018.</b><p>Another big fight over taxpayer funding for abortion providers is brewing in the Senate, which may soon take a vote on whether to deny …

Politics

Online Abortion Services Could Save Lives

The World Health Organization estimates that 47,000 women die every year due to lack of safe and legal abortion services. Now, research suggests that …

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Indian court grants girl, 10, right to abortion after rape

NEW DELHI: An Indian court ruled on Tuesday (May 10) to allow a 10-year-old girl left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped to have an abortion …

Women's News

Online Abortion Services May Be Safe for Women in Certain Areas, Study Says

Women in countries with strict abortion laws may benefit from online services that allow them to consult with a doctor and fill prescriptions for …

Medicine

A New Online Service Aims to Help Women Self-Manage Abortion

Since January, legislators have introduced 431 new restrictions on reproductive health care across the United States. Anti-abortion politicians are doing everything they can to make it as difficult as possible to obtain essential and legal health care, from forcing women to wait extra days for this …

Women's News

A Murderer, A Martyr, a Daughter, a Lover: Four Ways of Looking at Abortion

WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION came to power, more than 80,000 people protested by donating money to Planned Parenthood under the name of Vice …

Trump Administration to Slash $8.8 Billion in Aid to Groups That Promote Abortion Access Abroad

Trump's rebranded global gag rule will cut funding to international health programs like HIV/AIDS and child healthcare.<p>The Trump administration instituted an unprecedented expansion of a Reagan-era anti-abortion policy Monday, dramatically cutting U.S. foreign aid access for international …

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Digital abortions bring hope to women in need

Online services are helping women when no one else will.<p>Why do women have abortions?<p>To try to reduce the horrors of rape. To avoid devastating health …

Women's News

Undue Burden: Trying to Get an Abortion in Louisiana

When I set out to make this film in late 2015, the battle over restricting access to abortions in Texas was a national news story. Coverage featured graphs charting the hours women had to drive to find an abortion clinic in the state and maps tracing their paths. Experts weighed in on both sides of …

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Anti-choice protesters arrested for blocking entrance to Kentucky's only abortion clinic

Kentucky's lone abortion clinic saw a number of arrests this weekend, as Louisville Metro Police took 10 protesters who had formed a human chain at …

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Lol. These liberals attempt to flee to Canada... Canada rejects then.

Fighting for freedom! Students sue professor for scrubbing out pro life chalk... Propaganda alert. Brit Hume exposes more pre-existing condition …

Canada

Anti-Abortion Activists Seem to Be Testing Donald Trump

On Saturday, the sole abortion clinic in the state of Kentucky was the site of an anti-abortion protest which saw 10 people arrested.<p>Anti-abortion …

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