Thousands of families are being separated at the United States border thanks to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s unfathomably cruel “zero tolerance” policy. As a result, thousands of children are being kept in prison-like facilities; employees and volunteers are prohibited from touching them for any reason.
Argentina’s Congress took its first, historic step toward legalizing abortion on Thursday, when the lower house of Congress approved, by a narrow margin, a bill that would permit women to obtain a legal abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.
On Thursday, a few days after the Republic of Ireland voted in a referendum to overturn its nearly absolute ban on abortion, pro-choice advocates in Northern Ireland, where abortion is still outlawed under Victorian-era law, staged a bold and creative protest of the oppressive status quo.
In the wake of the Supreme Court declining to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law restricting medication abortion, Planned Parenthood has been canceling abortion appointments across the state.
Hey, check out this happy crowd, with not a sour puss amongst them! The above photo taken outside Dublin Castle reflects the woman-led movement and massive youth voter turnout which led to today’s landslide vote to repeal Ireland’s 8th Amendment, its 35-year constitutional abortion ban. With all constituencies…
The results of Ireland’s vote to repeal their eighth amendment, which bans abortion, will not be officially available until Saturday. But exit polls suggest that citizens have voted overwhelmingly to end the ban, the Irish Times reports.
The news is never good when it leads with the words “Scott Pruitt.” This story is no different, except that it’s more of a history lesson.
Donald Trump, a man I am certain has never paid or asked someone to abort a fetus he helped put inside them, proposed last week to withhold federal Title X grant funds from healthcare providers that offer abortions or abortion referrals. The so-called domestic gag rule would financially punish places like Planned…
Ed Sheeran is a lot of things—Game of Thrones star, Beyoncé frenemy, fiancé. But anti-abortion activist is not on that list.
The Trump administration is expected to announce the implementation of a domestic gag rule on Friday, the New York Times reports. The domestic gag rule, which has been a top priority for anti-abortion conservatives in the administration, would prevent reproductive healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood from…
Lousiana Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign a 15-week abortion ban into law, the Associated Press reports.
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In last season’s Black Mirror episode, “Arkangel,” a helicopter mother who implants tracking software in her child (because this is the future, after all) appears to give her own teenage daughter an abortion without her consent.
SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR—In 2007, Carmen Guadalupe Vásquez Aldana was raped. She was 18 years old at the time, working as a housekeeper, and suddenly pregnant.
Republican legislators in Iowa fast-tracked a so-called “heartbeat” bill early Wednesday morning that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The Tennessee Senate passed legislation on Monday that would allow a monument to “victims of abortion” to be placed on the grounds of the state capitol.
The Texas Observer has published a gruesome story about fetal burials, a practice mandated by many Catholic hospitals and, if Republican lawmakers have their way, state governments: A woman named Blake Norton, after miscarrying in 2015, was treated at Seton Medical Center Austin at the recommendation of her OB-GYN,…
A piece of legislation (known as SB 1394), which would make it mandatory for hospitals and clinics to ask women seeking abortions about their reasons for wanting the procedure, passed the Arizona state House of Representatives on Monday.
In an official apostolic exhortation on holiness issued Monday morning, Pope Francis, Vatican City’s original bad boy, decreed that issues of poverty, migrants’ rights, and the elderly and infirm are just as important as the “defence of the unborn,”—a righteous subtweet of America’s allegedly Christian (but not…
Idaho state Sen. Bob Nonini, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, is attempting to walk back comments saying that he believes the death penalty could be a potential punishment for people who have abortions.