Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Imelda Cortez is charged with aggravated attempted homicide after giving birth to stepfather's child in a latrine.

Salvadoran rape survivor faces prison for giving birth in toilet

Fault Lines

Church of Trump

An insight into the Trump administration's relationship with the religious right and implications for US politics.

Human Rights

Pope compares abortion to a mafia-style killing

Pope compares abortion to mafia-style killing, saying it is the equivalent of hiring a contract killer.

Pope compares abortion to a mafia-style killing

Reporter's Notebook

Argentina's 'green and blue' abortion showdown

pro-abortion rights activists say the 'war is not over' after Senate votes against legalisation bill that divided the country.

Argentina

Argentina's senate rejects contentious abortion bill

Senate votes against controversial bill, which would have allowed elective abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks.

Argentina

Argentina's abortion campaigners brace for crucial vote

Legislators to decide whether to legalise abortion amid fiercely polarised campaigns for and against the proposed bill.

Argentina's abortion campaigners brace for crucial vote

United Kingdom

UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where abortion is illegal unless pregnancy poses a serious health risk.

UK politicians call for Northern Ireland abortion reforms

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