Birth control has become a flash point at the Supreme Court.
Providing women with a range of reproductive health options – from abortions to IUDs – is not only essential for their financial security but good for the economy as well.
A photograph from The Sabbat Cycle’s Austin stop, where a screening of ‘The Witch’ was held, followed by a satanic ritual.
The Satantic Temple
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
A growing street movement is fighting back as the new government clamps down on all kinds of freedoms.
Belfast court inflicts three-month suspended jail term for acquiring abortion pills online in first criminal prosecution for a decade.
Could fear of Zika loosen Latin America’s strict abortion laws?
Better access to birth control and safe, legal abortions in Latin America could save lives. But carving out Zika-related exceptions in existing restrictions might not go far enough to achieve this.
Fewer than 3,000 thalidomide survivors are alive today.
Reactions to the thalidomiders' difference contributed – and continue to contribute – to their negative well-being and deteriorating health.
It’s not just women who are responsible for conception.
Women should not be blamed for getting pregnant accidentally, because factors outside their control are frequently at play.
Moving towards choice in NI.
Abortion is now legal in cases of rape, incest and serious abnormality. But will local politicians drag their heels?
Victoria has passed legislation that establishes ‘safe access zones’ of 150 metres around clinics at which abortions are provided, such as this one.
Victoria has had a huge victory for the rights of women to exercise their choice to access a legal medical service free of intimidation and harassment.
Men, knowing what’s best for you since 1861.
Women can still be sent to prison for life for getting a termination. It's high time this archaic law was overturned.
Ideally, all states and territories would have consistent laws based on Victorian legislation.
Abortion is a safe medical procedure, yet half of Australian women may have difficulty accessing a termination because they live in states and territories that designate it a crime.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
After years of liberal laws, terminations are now almost completely out of bounds.
Marching against abortion.
The Supreme Court just blocked one of the hundreds of abortion restrictions introduced over the past year. So what do these news laws signal about the future of reproductive rights in the US?
Demonstrators in support of abortion and contraceptive rights.
The Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling against mandatory ultrasounds for women seeking abortions, but the court leaves in place major—and growing—restrictions on women's health policies.
The risk of a woman dying from a road accident is approximately 25 times that of death from a pill-related clot.
Newer contraceptive pills pose a higher risk of serious blood clots, says a study published in the BMJ today. The finding isn't new, but it may be cause for a different kind of concern.
Peter Robinson is aiming for influence.
Northern Ireland's biggest party could be a kingmaker in the 2015 Westminster election. And keeping tight control over abortion could be a condition of support.
Belfast bakery or political hot potato?
At least one party in the UK's most overlooked region could make or break this election. It's time to swot up on the local scene.
After 35 years of consistently strict government control over family size, China’s so-called “one child policy” seems to be winding down – at least for some. Recent headlines quote the authorities in Shanghai…
Opposing this law change is not anti-feminist.
A campaign is underway in the UK to make it illegal to abort a child based on its gender. Proponents say they are worried about women being coerced into terminating female foetuses and that action needs…