Some careful reasoning shows that comparing abortion with contract murder equates two acts that are far from obviously morally equivalent.
Many states are also eroding a woman's right to access abortions.
A challenge in the High Court, starting today, will argue that "safe access zones" around abortion clinics impede the constitutional right to freedom of political speech. Here's why that's wrong.
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.
A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
The view that sex-selective abortion is unethical is widely shared. But those who propose to use the law to prevent it need to supply a clear, compelling moral justification.
Academics from different disciplines come Head to Head in this series to tackle topical debates.
Cuba is avowedly secular. But as the country debates a new Constitution that would protect LGBT rights, churches have come out strongly against gay marriage — a sign of change on the Communist island.
Although there is a move towards decriminalising abortion in Australian states, there is a long way to go before abortion is treated like other medical procedures under the law.
A scholar raised by leftist San Francisco parents in the 1970s ends up teaching in the heartland, where her students represent a very different kind of politics. What she learns from them is profound.
It’s unsurprising that such apps are popular. Contraceptives come with a slew of hazards.
Women face extraordinary difficulty in seeking the birth control method of sterilization due to sexist reproductive norms.
Argentina's Senate voted down an abortion bill 38-31 after a 16-hour debate. The Catholic Church thanked senators for defending 'life,' but ever more Catholics here insist on women's right to choose.
Abortion support is high in Argentina, even among Catholics. That puts the church, which opposes an abortion bill up for vote on August 8, in the awkward position of fighting a law its members demand.
Williamson's sacking over a tweet reveals not only problems with social media policies and freedom of speech, but the pervasive masculinity of sporting organisations.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
Donald Trump's pick for the highest court in America has Democrats furious, as well as some Republicans.
July marks 50 years of Pope Paul VI's encyclical prohibiting contraceptive use. For many years prior to it, the church had not been so explicit on its stance. How did it become such a thorny issue?
Over the past 45 years, women have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could it all be turned back?