Even if survival rates for very premature infants have improved, it’s dubious that there is a moral reason to lower the abortion limit.
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
The long road to abortion reform in the NT has been made possible by community campaigns, and gender parity in the lower house.
Decriminalisation is important as it signals to the community that abortion is part of gynaecological care and should not be treated differently to any other form of health care.
Protesting against laws limiting access to abortions.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
Protesters take to the streets on ‘Black Monday’ in Warsaw on October 3.
A popular protest forced the government back down on its proposed ban, but Poland still has savagely restrictive abortion laws.
Protesters at the Supreme Court rally to stop Texas abortion regulations.
A 20-year conservative trend in the Supreme Court is on the line. A constitutional scholar examines why this issue alone will drive herds of voters to the polls in November.
The fourth annual march for life was bigger than in previous years – but it still seems fragmented.
A growing street movement is fighting back as the new government clamps down on all kinds of freedoms.
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.
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.
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.
After years of liberal laws, terminations are now almost completely out of bounds.
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.
A proposed change in the law may make it easier to prosecute women and doctors.
As a group led by Conservative MP Fiona Bruce attempts to clarify the law on abortions based on a foetus’s gender, there have been many assertions that a change would play no useful role in ending gender…
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…
Not recommended. But criminal?
Lars Kristian Flem
A story of a woman who drank a half-bottle of vodka and eight cans of strong lager daily during pregnancy and gave birth to a disabled child that ended up in foster care, was certain to stir up emotion…
Prop 91 - just one of three ballot initiatives on marijuana decriminalization
Editor’s note: There were 146 state-wide ballot measures up for consideration by voters in this week’s midterm elections, covering all manner of controversial issues – from abortion and guns to minimum…
Pro-choice campaigners make their feelings known at a protest in 2013.
Niall Carson/Press Association Images
The high-profile case of a young woman forced to give birth in Ireland has highlighted the realities of Ireland’s recently introduced Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 – a law designed to regulate…