Abortion

Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’
Pro-choice activists protest outside the US Supreme Court
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Supreme Court to grapple with ‘most divisive issues in US life’

Republican dominated court to rule on a string of contentious issues in the coming months
8 Oct 2021
Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last
Protesters hold up signs at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on 29 May 2021
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Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last

SB8 authorises private citizens to sue anyone who performs, ‘aids or abets’ an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy
9 Sep 2021
‘Forcing women to be mothers is no good for their children’
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‘Forcing women to be mothers is no good for their children’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Sep 2021
‘The White House should not place new sanctions on the Taliban’
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‘The White House should not place new sanctions on the Taliban’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Sep 2021
Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150
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Fuel protest, Danish spying and living to 150

How are oil shareholders changing the climate debate? Is Copenhagen a US stooge? And could we really double human lifespans?
4 Jun 2021
Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia
A selection of microchips
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Fashion for rent, a chip shortage and euthanasia

Will we start borrowing clothes instead of buying them? Why has the world’s supply of microchips dried up? And has the tide turned on assisted dying?
28 May 2021
Toxins, abortions and rectal breathing
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Toxins, abortions and rectal breathing

What should we know about ‘forever chemicals’? Are abortion rights at risk in Northern Ireland? And can we breathe through our bottoms?
21 May 2021

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The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
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The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained

Joe Biden dragged into major new legal battle over landmark reproductive rights ruling
19 May 2021
Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’
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Instant Opinion: Salmond trial ‘deepens faultlines’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 March
25 Mar 2020
How coronavirus changed UK abortion law - briefly
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How coronavirus changed UK abortion law - briefly

Anger as government reverses decision to let women access medical terminations without travelling to a clinic
25 Mar 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Kaitlin Bennett
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Why everyone’s talking about Kaitlin Bennett

Right-wing US social media activist sparks protests at university campus
19 Feb 2020
Why anti-abortion activists are targeting UK universities
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Why anti-abortion activists are targeting UK universities

National Union of Students reports rise of pro-life groups on campuses
6 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit confusion is ‘the whole idea’
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Instant Opinion: Brexit confusion is ‘the whole idea’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 23 October
23 Oct 2019
Countries where abortion is legal - and where it is banned
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Countries where abortion is legal - and where it is banned

El Salvador rape victim is acquitted of murder over baby’s stillbirth
20 Aug 2019
MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage for Northern Ireland
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MPs back abortion and same-sex marriage for Northern Ireland

Equality campaigners celebrate as amendments are passed in Westminster
10 Jul 2019
Gunshot victim charged over death of unborn baby
Marshae Jones
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Gunshot victim charged over death of unborn baby

Marshae Jones, 27, to face manslaughter trial in Alabama after being shot
28 Jun 2019
What Jeremy Hunt said on abortion
Jeremy Hunt
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What Jeremy Hunt said on abortion

Tory leadership contender under fire after revealing ‘personal view’ on legal time limit for termination
10 Jun 2019
Alabama leads US war on abortion
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Alabama leads US war on abortion

Boycott calls as Bill that could see abortion doctors jailed for up to 99 years is signed into law
17 May 2019
Is the US about to ban abortion?
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Is the US about to ban abortion?

As Alabama introduces toughest legislation yet, The Week looks at whether a nationwide ban could be on the horizon
16 May 2019
Why abortion clinic buffer zones have been rejected
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Why abortion clinic buffer zones have been rejected

Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision has prompted anger from politicians and campaign groups
14 Sep 2018
Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion
Abortion Argentina
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Why Argentinian Senate voted against legal abortion

Lawmakers reject bill that would have allowed elective termination in first 14 weeks of pregnancy
9 Aug 2018
Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
Pro-life protesters demonstrate outside the supreme court in London
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Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law

Majority of judges reject campaigners' challenge, but say the existing legislation is incompatible with human rights law
8 Jun 2018
Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May
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Ireland’s abortion vote puts pressure on Theresa May

Senior Tories urge the Prime Minister to back reform of Northern Ireland’s strict abortion law
29 May 2018
Abortion referendum opens: which way will Ireland vote?
Ireland abortion protest
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Abortion referendum opens: which way will Ireland vote?

Tight result expected as pro-choice campaigners look to have the edge
25 May 2018
Ireland abortion referendum goes down to the wire
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Ireland abortion referendum goes down to the wire

Undecideds hold the key as Yes campaign sees lead disappear
21 May 2018
Fifty years of legal abortion - and argument
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Fifty years of legal abortion - and argument

Calls to update UK abortion laws are growing, half a century on
27 Apr 2018
Protesters banned from London abortion clinic
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Protesters banned from London abortion clinic

Ealing becomes the first local authority to implement a buffer zone around Marie Stopes centre
11 Apr 2018
El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion
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El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in jail for abortion

The 34-year-old former maid claims she suffered a stillbirth
14 Mar 2018
Ireland debates referendum on abortion law reform
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Ireland debates referendum on abortion law reform

Cabinet meeting could pave the way for historic vote
29 Jan 2018
Scotland allows women to take ‘abortion pill’ at home
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Scotland allows women to take ‘abortion pill’ at home

Decision brings Scotland in line with the US, France and Sweden
27 Oct 2017
Pro-life US congressman ‘urged mistress to have abortion’
Republican congressman Tim Murphy
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Pro-life US congressman ‘urged mistress to have abortion’

Tim Murphy says he will not seek re-election as scandal breaks days after he voted to restrict abortions
5 Oct 2017
Irish women don Handmaid's Tale outfits for abortion protest
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Irish women don Handmaid's Tale outfits for abortion protest

Activists copied uniforms from dystopian novel to highlight oppressive laws banning abortion
21 Sep 2017
Pope Francis empowers priests to forgive abortion
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Pope Francis empowers priests to forgive abortion

Terminating a pregnancy is a 'grave sin' but not an unforgivable one, Pontiff says
22 Nov 2016
Midwives 'mutiny' after union signs up to abortion campaign
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Midwives 'mutiny' after union signs up to abortion campaign

Royal College of Midwives chief Cathy Warwick under fire for not consulting her members
16 May 2016
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