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.
As gay Cubans gain more rights, opposition is also growing.
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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.
Campaigns continue to have abortion decriminalised across Australia.
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.
The poor treatment of Vietnam War veterans, many of whom had PTSD, angered Natasha Zaretsky’s Midwestern students.
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.
Demonstrators rally in support of women’s rights at the Women’s March on Jan. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
Women face extraordinary difficulty in seeking the birth control method of sterilization due to sexist reproductive norms.
An abortion rights advocate after Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion, 38-31.
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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.
Argentina’s pro-choice movement, which began in 2003, hopes that the Senate will vote in favor of legalizing abortion on Aug. 8, 2018.
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.
Angela Williamson was sacked by Cricket Australia because of tweets criticising Tasmanian government policy.
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.
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center in Texas.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
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The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s pick for the US Supreme Court.
Donald Trump's pick for the highest court in America has Democrats furious, as well as some Republicans.
Pope Paul VI banned contraception for Catholics in the 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae.”
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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?
Pro-life and pro-choice protesters rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court in June.
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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?
Protesters awaiting the Supreme Court decision.
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The Supreme Court struck down a California law requiring faith-based crisis pregnancy centers to post signs with information about family planning services.
People dressed as sperm cells at Papal Nuncio building in The Hague for the sixth birthday of the encyclical, ‘Humanae Vitae.’
On the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, an encyclical released by Pope Paul VI calling for prohibition on contraceptive use, a scholar describes the struggles of Catholic women, as well as their activism.
Female suicide rate in Northern Ireland is high, and ambivalence about legalising abortion is likely to make matters worse.
In a historic move, the national parliament has legalised procedures up to 14 weeks.
Safe access zones create a bubble of safety from certain conduct around abortion clinics.
Laws providing for safe access protect the dignity and safety of staff who need access to their workplace and women who need access to health-care services without harassment and intimidation.