Nurses holding babies born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers in capital city, Kyiv.
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Surrogacy can be exploitative, but a theologian writes how it can also remind individuals that family is not just biological but also social and relational.
Britney Spears was forced to continue wearing an IUD under her conservatorship.
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The legacy of eugenics is still active in the U.S. Paternalistic attitudes and policies on the reproductive agency of disabled people is one way it manifests.
People protest in Texas after the governor signed a bill to outlaw abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy.
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‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Time for a new slogan?
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The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.
Worries about the potential repercussions of providing legal and accurate abortion care are endangering people’s health and lives
Rosie was told that her baby would not survive and to seek an abortion in another part of the UK.
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Despite a new legal framework for abortion services, many women still travel to other parts of the UK to have an abortion.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Mississippi abortion case that challenges Roe v. Wade.
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Over the past 48 years, women in the US have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could a conservative Supreme Court turn it all back?
When it comes to anniversaries we should not just celebrate the good but also take stock of the bad.
Members of a Salvadoran feminist group watch a virtual hearing March 10 on El Salvador’s abortion laws by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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Hundreds of Salvadoran women have been prosecuted for homicide for having abortions, miscarriages or stillbirths since 1997. Now an international court must decide: Is that legal?
Women’s rights activists with posters of the Women’s Strike symbol protest in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2020 against a further tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion laws.
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The women’s movement in Poland faces a powerful and as yet unchallenged adversary in the Catholic Church.The protesters have correctly shone a spotlight on the church for its hold on Polish politics.
Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington on March 4, 2020.
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The death of U.S. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has re-ignited debates on the protection of reproductive rights. This might be the time to examine an overlooked inconsistency in the pro-life argument.
New technologies are helping people to choose when and how to have children.
As more choices become theoretically available to prospective parents, it’s important to understand their rights.
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the “abortion pills” mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.
Although the United Nations has raised concerns about the rights of children, advocates say a baby hatch, like the one shown here in Karlsruhe, Germany, can save lives.
Since an infant was found in a recycling bin last fall in Saskatoon, advocates have renewed their campaign for baby hatches, places mothers can leave newborns safely and anonymously.
Campaigners mark the occasion outside Stormont.
Westminster has pushed Northern Ireland to fall into line with the rest of the UK when it comes to women’s reproductive rights and marriage for same-sex couples.
Andrew Scheer is seen here with former prime minister Stephen Harper in the House of Commons in 2011.
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Those who claim that Scheer’s positions on a woman’s right to choose and a same-sex couple’s right to marry are irrelevant so long as he refuses to reopen debate are missing the point.
The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic provides an apt moment to consider attacks on women’s rights across the world.
Hundreds of supporters of the bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW rallied outside parliament after conservative MPs delayed debate on the issue.
Although abortions have been legally performed in NSW for years, doctors have long called for greater clarity in the law in regard to the possible criminality of their actions.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey discusses a bill that would virtually outlaw abortion in the state.
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An expert explains that many of the foundational Jewish texts assert that a fetus does not attain the status of personhood until birth.
A medical abortion is induced with medication, while a surgical abortion is performed with instruments in a clinic or hospital operating theatre.
The medical abortion drug mifepristone has been available in Australian for the past 13 years but it’s still out of reach for many women who decide to terminate their pregnancy.