Abortion

US federal judge blocks Alabama's near-total abortion ban

Rights groups hail victory after judge blocks law that would've made performing abortions a felony in nearly all cases.

US federal judge blocks Alabama's near-total abortion ban

Northern Ireland

Abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Much to the chagrin of the DUP, Northern Ireland will be brought into regulatory alignment with the rest of the UK.

Abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Morocco

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Hajar Raissouni's conviction drew widespread criticism, with activists saying charges were an attack on press freedom.

Moroccan king pardons journalist in abortion case

Abortion

US Supreme Court takes up major Louisiana abortion case

Supreme Court adds abortion case to its docket, agreeing to take up a law that could leave Louisiana with one clinic.

US Supreme Court takes up major Louisiana abortion case

Abortion

US federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

The so-called 'heartbeat' law is the latest to be blocked by a judge while challenges to the measure plays out in court.

US federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

Mexico

Mexico's Oaxaca becomes second state to decriminalise abortion

More than 9,000 women in the impoverished southern state undergo clandestine abortions every year.

Mexico's Oaxaca becomes second state to decriminalise abortion

US & Canada

US abortion laws: Maine expands access to abortion

Since 2011, there has been a surge in laws that restrict abortion access in many states, setting up a possible Supreme Court battle that could redefine abortion rights nationwide.

Abortion

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Honduran women accused of having abortions - even if not convicted - face years of stigmatisation.

Honduras strict abortion law: Women judged no matter the verdict

Morocco

Morocco: Protests as journalist faces jail over alleged abortion

Critical writer accused of undergoing a 'voluntary abortion' and having premarital sex - both illegal in Morocco.

Morocco: Protests as journalist faces jail over alleged abortion

Abortion

US federal judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

In blocking the law as it plays out in court, judge says the state's legislation will likely be found unconstitutional.

US federal judge blocks Missouri's eight-week abortion ban

Abortion

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

The organisation says it won't be 'bullied into withholding abortion information from patients'.

 Planned Parenthood abandons Title X funds over Trump 'gag rule'

Women's Rights

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Evelyn Hernandez, who was previously given 30 years for suspected abortion, found not guilty of homicide in retrial.

Salvadoran rape victim jailed for stillbirth not guilty of murder

Opinion

Trump's worldwide war on abortion

The Trump administration's anti-abortion measures threaten the lives of women across the world, especially the poor.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

US & Canada

Planned Parenthood president forced out after only eight months

Dr Leana Wen cites 'philosophical differences over the direction and future' of the US's leading abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood president forced out after only eight months

AJ Impact

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence

'Opposing women’s right to control our own bodies is always the first step in every authoritarian regime,' says Steinem.

Gloria Steinem on patriarchy, abortion and economic independence