Europe

Northern Ireland abortion stories: Sorrow amid backlash

Ban, including in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality, sees women travel to England for procedure.

Northern Ireland one of 'most restrictive abortion regimes'

Abortion

Protests in Argentina calling for decriminalisation of abortion

President Mauricio Macri is opposed to changing the law, but has allowed a debate in government, angering the Catholic Church.

Europe

Irish voters 'back end to abortion ban': exit poll

Exit poll says Ireland votes overwhelmingly to liberalise some of Europe's strictest abortion laws.

Opinion

Ireland's abortion referendum: It's time to say 'yes'

Ireland's current abortion law is a long-standing human rights violation, and it needs to be changed.

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Women's Rights

Ireland weighs repealing abortion ban

Voters to take part in a referendum later this month to decide whether or not to liberalise abortion laws.

Repeal the Eighth: Ireland to vote on abortion

Abortion

Ireland to vote on abortion in May

Abortion has long been a divisive issue in once stridently Catholic Ireland.

Ireland to vote on abortion in May

Abortion

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

Legal challenge launched less than an hour after governor signs law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

Women's Rights

El Salvador releases woman jailed over abortion

Supreme Court releases woman who served 15 years of 30-year prison sentence for abortion she said was miscarriage.

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion

Argentina

'Historic moment': Abortion to be debated in Argentina

Women's rights groups cautiously optimistic as more than 70 politicians introduce bill that would legalise abortion.

'Historic moment': Abortion to be debated in Argentina's Congress

One year under Trump

Trump's America: 'An assault on women's health'

Rights advocates and health experts say Trump has 'attacked' reproductive rights during his first year in office.

One year under Trump: 'An assault on women's health'

Women's Rights

Will Chile's president-elect repeal a new abortion law?

Women's rights groups worry that the conservative president-elect will try to block the country's new abortion law.

What will Pinera's win mean for Chile's abortion law?

El Salvador

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

Court rejects appeal of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, who was convicted of homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador upholds 30-year sentence in stillbirth case

El Salvador

'I didn't hear her cry': Jailed after a stillbirth

After 10 years in prison, Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, convicted under a strict abortion law, hopes she will be freed.

People & Power

Trump and the Ethics of Foreign Aid

What are the consequences of President Trump's decision to slash US aid to international NGOs that promote abortion?

Latin America

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth

Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Beatriz Hernandez Cruz convicted of aggravated homicide under country's strict abortion law.

El Salvador rape victim jailed 30 years for stillbirth