Opinion

Some governments are using coronavirus to restrict women's rights

Classing abortions as 'non-essential' is cruel and an assault on the rights of women to bodily autonomy.

Claire Provost

by Claire Provost

Claire Provost

Poland

Poland warned against debating abortion while protests banned

As protests are forbidden under lockdown, government accused of trying to pave way for new laws using cover of COVID-19.

Poland warned against debating abortion while protests banned

Abortion

US appeals court allows Texas coronavirus abortion restrictions

Abortion rights advocates immediately slam the ruling, call it 'bad for patients, families and communities'.

US appeals court allows Texas coronavirus abortion restrictions

Coronavirus pandemic

Appeals court OKs Texas abortion ban during coronavirus outbreak

Ruling comes as several states seek to ban the procedure in an effort rights groups say is 'exploiting a health crisis'.

Appeals court OKs Texas abortion ban during coronavirus outbreak

Abortion

Judge stops Texas from curbing abortions during COVID-19 crisis

Rights groups called the Texas attempt a 'blatant effort to exploit a health crisis to advance an anti-abortion agenda'.

Judge stops Texas from curbing abortions during COVID-19 crisis

New Zealand

New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalise abortion

New law allows women who are up to 20 weeks pregnant to have an abortion without approval from a health practitioner.

 New Zealand passes landmark law to decriminalise abortion

Podcast

Will abortion become legal in Argentina?

Women in the country face up to four years in prison for having a clandestine abortion. But that might soon change.

Will abortion become legal in Argentina?

US & Canada

US abortion rights: Supreme Court case may change status quo

Anti-abortion rights activists are more hopeful than ever that abortion could be banned across the country.

Abortion

Abortion access will not expand in Colombia, court rules

Colombian court shuts down landmark abortion case, but renews debate on legalisation, women's rights activists say.

Abortion access will not expand in Colombia, court rules

Abortion

Argentina abortion rights activists renew push for legalisation

Abortion rights activists say momentum is greater as newly elected president throws his support behind legalisation.

Argentina abortion rights activists renew push for legalisation

Abortion

March for Life: Trump makes first appearance, slams Democrats

Trump, who once said he was 'very pro-choice', is first US president to attend the annual anti-abortion rights rally.

March for Life: Trump makes first appearance, slams Democrats

Corruption

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

As elections loom and protests rattle the region, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2020: Stories to watch

Abortion

US Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

The law requires the physicians to continue with an ultrasound even if the patient objects and shows signs of distress.

US Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

Fault Lines

The Abortion Bans

Fault Lines examines early abortion bans passed in the US, how women are resisting, and whether the laws will stand.

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