The range of normal emotions after an abortion can include grief, regret, sadness and relief.
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Many women experience emotional responses to an abortion, which are normal reactions to a significant event. These are not to be confused with ongoing, serious mental-health issues such as PTSD.
Some 200,000 Argentinean women marched on March 8 for International Women’s Day. Many proclaimed their support for legalizing abortion.
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A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
Women protest outside a courtroom in San Salvador in 2017, demanding the government free women prisoners who are serving 30-year prison sentences for having an abortion.
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Pregnant teens take their own lives, raped children are denied abortions and women who suffer stillbirth are imprisoned for 30 years -- El Salvador's torturous anti-abortion regime must end.
In this 2012 photo, a midwife holds a newborn baby boy she has just delivered by flashlight in Guinea-Bissau. The African country is one of the deadliest places in the world to give birth, with a high rate of maternal death.
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It's not just women in impoverished countries dying in childbirth. The maternal death rate in both Canada and the U.S. has risen, particularly among Indigenous and African-American women.
Abortion provision in the 21st century needs to be treated like any other medical procedure: without judgement
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
A 2012 anti-abortion protest against a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast.
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Some UK councils are considering setting up buffer zones around abortion clinics, to protect patients from anti-abortion protestors.
This vote should be about the morality of letting women suffer.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
Nearly one of every four people in the US is religiously unaffiliated.
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Nearly one of every four people in the US is unaffiliated, which has prompted speculation that this would increase support for liberal policies. A scholar provides some lessons from history.
Protesters outside the Supreme Court await a court decision in June 2016.
Under a California law, faith-based crisis pregnancy centers must post signs with information about family planning services. The centers say it violates their First Amendment rights.
Health insurance impacts decisions about contraception, marriage and more.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.
Women have further abortions are not treating it "like contraception" but have good reasons that are often beyond their control
‘I’m not inviting you to abort, I’m inviting you to decide.’ Can democracy exist if women aren’t recognized as people with full human rights?
Seventy-five percent of all abortions in Latin America are illicit. In Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is totally illegal, the bans correlate with a generalized failure of the rule of law.
Lawmaker: my views have nothing to do with the law.
Voting on this issue is a matter of conscience, so the MP's view that women shouldn't be allowed to terminate pregnancies, even when they've been raped, is very relevant to the rest of society.
Women celebrate in Valparaíso, Chile.
After a fierce debate, one of the most restrictive reproductive laws in the world has been eased.
A depressing ruling from a Court of Appeal and a triumph in Westminster all at once.
Campaign groups are concerned about the party’s new influence in Westminster.
Northern Ireland remains out of step with the rest of the UK when it comes to accessing abortion. Now the people behind that have become extremely powerful.
The Handmaid’s Tale.
The latest screen adaptation of Atwood's celebrated 1980s novel has new relevance for women in the Trump era.
Community health workers like these visit patients’ homes in Malawi to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
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All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.