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

Latin America

Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off the coast of Mexico

Women on Waves says it is offering free, legal, medical abortions till nine weeks of pregnancy in international waters.

Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off the coast of Mexico

Podcast

American women share the stories of their abortions

In American states where a series of bills aim to restrict access to abortion, women are speaking out. A piece for Aljazeera.com by Massoud Hayoun. Read by Nadine Cheaib.

American women share the stories of their abortions

Human Rights

American women share the stories of their abortions

In states where a series of bills aim to restrict access to the procedure, women are speaking out.

American women share the stories of their abortions

Abortion

Anti-abortion activists 'march for life' in Washington

Tens of thousands convene in the US capital, spurred on by Donald Trump who has vowed to end taxpayer-funded abortion.

Europe

Dutch call for abortion fund to offset Trump NGO move

Fund to support health centres offering abortion services in developing countries after US president cuts NGO financing.

Abortion

Polish doctors hide pregnancy risks to limit abortions

By refusing to reveal details to expectant mothers, such as genetic conditions, doctors hope to reduce terminations.

Poverty & Development

Dangerously cheap: Kenya's illegal abortions

An upcoming battle in Kenyan courts could determine future access to safe, legal abortions for women there.

Dangerously cheap: Kenya's illegal abortions

Europe

Polish parliament rejects plans for total abortion ban

In a setback to the ruling conservatives, MPs reject near-total ban on abortion after massive street protests.

Abortion

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

Supreme Court hands a major victory to abortion-rights campaigners, striking down Texas' contentious 2013 abortion law.

India

Indian minister calls for mandatory foetal gender tests

Women's rights activists say legalising the tests would increase foeticide of India's girls.

Indian minister calls for mandatory foetal gender tests