English and Welsh governments are consulting the public about whether they should revoke temporary abortion rules.
A coalition of physicians, AIDS activists and medical students protest Trump’s global gag rule, which expands the policy restriction to all US health funding.
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Trump's expanded global gag rule weakened national health systems and created barriers to women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare access.
Exit, stage religious right.
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As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician's worldview.
Seventy-four percent of shows and films with an abortion plot line centered on an impregnated white character, including ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’
Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
The push to tighten Poland’s restrictive abortion laws has proved a lightning bolt moment for protesters.
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Tens of thousands of people have defied bans on gatherings to protest abortion restrictions. A scholar of democracy says the policy push during a pandemic has echoes elsewhere.
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Protestors in Poland have forced the government to pause plans to effectively ban terminations.
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.
People protest the tightening of abortion law at the Archcathedral Basilica of St Peter and St Paul in Poznan, Poland, October 25.
The ruling will not end the demand for abortion. It will instead accelerate the trends for abortion travel abroad and self-managed abortion with pills.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the 47th March For Life rally on the National Mall, January 24, 2019 in Washington, DC.
The Global Gag Rule transcends abortion and exacerbates weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the Kenyan health system.
A more conservative court could choose cases that incrementally erode abortion rights, or they could push for reconsideration of the constitutional issues at the very heart of Roe v. Wade.
In spiritual warfare, the battle against demons is constant.
How some evangelicals use spiritual warfare to interpret the presidency of Donald Trump.
Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.
Anti-abortion demonstrators pray outside the Supreme Court building on July 8, 2020, while they wait for a ruling.
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People who object to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion have fought it for years. A recent Supreme Court decision makes the fight much easier.
A mother-to-be in Kibera in Nairobi, where up to a third of adolescent girls and women between 15-22 experience an unwanted pregnancy.
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The proposed bill demonstrates the political will to address these preventable and avoidable morbidities and deaths.
Abortions are expensive and, for many women, difficult to access. These challenges are only heightened during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The operating room at the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 4, 2019. Texas says abortions are nonessential during coronavirus.
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Seven states are moving to ban abortions, along with other 'elective' medical services, during the coronavirus crisis. But delaying or denying abortions can do serious health and financial harm.
The drugs needed for abortion are safer than penicillin.
Irish immigrants, 1874 in Harper’s Weekly.
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Many unwed Irish mothers-to-be travelled to America in the 19th century hoping for a new start
The United Methodist Church is facing a schism over LGBT policies.
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After half a century of ambiguous policy regarding LGBTQ inclusion, the United Methodist Church may well split up in May.