Women's Rights

Salvadoran woman accused of trying to abort rapist's baby freed

Imelda Cortez was freed after judge acquitted her of lesser charges in a case that tested country's strict abortion ban.

Salvadoran woman accused of trying to abort rapist's baby freed

Women's Rights

US top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Court declines to review Louisiana, Kansas appeals seeking to end funding to the reproductive health organisation.

US top court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Human Rights

Amnesty chief Q&A: Women's resilience is what world needs today

As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, Kumi Naidoo discusses the state of women's rights.

Amnesty chief Q&A: Women's resilience is what world needs today

Opinion

American women's right to choose is in danger

A recent court ruling in Ohio signals that access to legal abortion for women in the US could be gradually restricted.

Ashley Andreou

by Ashley Andreou
- Alexander Urry

Ashley Andreou

Mexico

What's the future of abortion rights in Mexico under AMLO?

Incoming government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reignites debate over women's reproductive health in the country.

What's the future of abortion rights in Mexico under AMLO?

El Salvador

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed

Judge postpones trial of Imelda Cortez, accused of aggravated attempted homicide, after prosecutor fails to show up.

Trial of Salvadoran rape survivor for abortion delayed

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.