Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
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?
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.
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.
Abortions are expensive and, for many women, difficult to access. These challenges are only heightened during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Young, poor, single and a mother of two: This is the profile of most women in the US and Northern Ireland who seek financial assistance to help pay for an abortion.
The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Abortion has been a huge political issue in the US for the last 50 years. But the abortion debate is not new. It began at least a century before landmark abortions rights decision Roe v. Wade.
At best, this 'debate' is a distraction from political action that could truly make a difference. At worst, it actively reproduces some of the conditions it seeks to disrupt.
The court’s decision should reassure the South Australian and Western Australian governments that there is no constitutional impediment to enacting safe access zone legislation.
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
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.
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.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
What is Ireland voting on and why?
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
New research on Latin America's four recent female presidents disproves the idea that merely putting a woman in power will improve gender equality.