People gather to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates and masking measures during a rally in Kingston, Ont., in November 2021. A woman carries a sign using an abortion rights slogan.
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Appropriating slogans associated with other causes creates false equivalencies and causes confusion.
A man holds a sign that reads ‘Hands Off Roe!!!’ as abortion rights advocates and anti-abortion protesters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2021.
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50 years ago, a noted U.S. philosopher argued that banning abortion forces women to go above and beyond to help an unborn fetus. What other individual rights are at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned?
The graffiti on the building reads, ‘The rich abort, the poor die.’
As debates about abortion heat up in the U.S. once again, we need to pay attention to the hard-fought struggles over abortion in other nations where religion plays a key role in politics and public life.
Benin’s new abortion law considers a woman’s socioeconomic situation.
Benin’s new abortion law will take a woman’s educational, professional and material situation into consideration.
Demonstrators in Austin march at the Texas State Capitol in just one of many rallies held across the U.S. to protest the state’s new abortion law.
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A Supreme Court decision in a case called Planned Parenthood v. Casey opened the door to state laws restricting availability of abortions.
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?
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media in Fredericton, N.B.
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Legislating a woman’s right to timely access to abortions, rather than simply ensuring she’s not punished for having one, is the first step to striking the balance between physician and women’s rights.
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The 1973 Supreme Court decision which has underpinned abortion law in the US since might be under threat.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Scheer rises to announce he’s stepping down as Conservative leader in the House of Commons in Ottawa.
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The Conservative party’s problems with social conservatism will not be solved solely by electing a new leader. An entirely new approach is required.
Women and men sitting with baby carriages in 1916 in front of The Sanger Clinic in Brooklyn, considered the first Planned Parenthood clinic.
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The Trump administration’s proposal to block federally funded organizations from providing comprehensive reproductive health care will deprive millions of people access to sexual health services.
A 2012 anti-abortion protest against a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast.
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Some UK councils are considering setting up buffer zones around abortion clinics, to protect patients from anti-abortion protestors.