Abortion

Researchers debunk this common anti-abortion myth, once and for all

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    The law allowing US women access to abortion is facing its biggest threat yet

  • Abortion stigma
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    Just 1 in 3 women would tell a friend they were considering abortion. That has to change

  • A pro-choice protest in the States
    Life

    Alabama’s near-total ban on abortion has just been blocked

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Kamala Harris: “Is America ready for a woman of colour to be president?”

Senator invites dialogue over the impact of race and gender on her campaign

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“I’ve spent 4 years helping Northern Irish women access abortions in Manchester”

A nurse shares heartbreaking stories of “silent and scared” patients forced to travel to England for abortions.

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As Northern Ireland decriminalises abortion, let’s celebrate the women who got us here

From grassroots activists to women who faced prosecution for having abortions, we should pay tribute to those who helped make history.

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Pro-life campaign poster targeting Stella Creasy backfires as donations to abortion charity surge

This probably wasn’t how they saw this playing out…

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“I fought Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law in the courts – and won”

Sarah Ewart, who successfully proved that Northern Ireland’s abortion law breaches the UK’s human rights commitments, shares her story with Stylist.

Placards in support of a Public Space Protection Order are placed outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Clinic by a pro-choice group on October 27, 2017 in London, England. Earlier this month, Ealing councillors voted in favour of enforcing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to prevent anti-abortion groups from gathering outside the Marie Stopes clinic.
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Campaigners call on government to legislate safe zones around abortion clinics

Women seeking abortion shouldn't have to face anti-choice protesters.

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Here’s why Alyssa Milano’s abortion story is so important

“I chose. It was my choice. And it was absolutely the right choice for me.”

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New Zealand wants to decriminalise abortion – here’s why the UK needs to do the same

It's time for a very important change.

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The second Democratic debates prove that abortion is still a dirty word

Despite talking about the Hyde Amendment, neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris actually said the word itself.

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What is Kamala Harris’ stance on the issues that matter to women?

The presidential hopeful is campaigning for election in 2020. These are her most important policies.

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Boris Johnson’s silence on women’s rights speaks volumes about his commitment to equality

Johnson's voting record doesn't augur well for women.

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Northern Ireland’s ban on abortion and same-sex marriage has officially been lifted

It’s a momentous day for women and LGBTQ+ people in Northern Ireland. Here’s what you need to know.

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Abortion in Northern Ireland: this is how to support a new vote to change the law

It's as simple as clicking a button

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Abortion rights advocates rally to protest new restrictions on abortions, May 21, 2019, in West Hollywood, California. - Demonstrations were planned across the US on Tuesday in defense of abortion rights, which activists see as increasingly under attack. The "Day of Action" rallies come after the state of Alabama passed the country's most restrictive abortion ban, prohibiting the procedure in all cases, even rape and incest, unless the mother's life is at risk. Alabama is among about 14 states which have adopted laws banning or drastically restricting access to abortion, according to activists. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Marshae Jones miscarried after being shot in the stomach. Police charged her with manslaughter.

Now, after the case sparked international outcry, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Praise be, Trump’s global gag rule on abortion has just been defeated for good

Democratic lawmakers are now restoring funding to family planning programs.

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“No, Donald Trump, abortion care is not the same as execution”

The POTUS peddled dangerous anti-abortion rhetoric on his 2020 campaign launch

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The Dominican Republic’s total abortion ban is endangering the lives of teenage girls

A new report from the Human Rights Watch finds unsafe abortions are on the rise.

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Abortion bans: how Margaret Atwood predicted America’s future in The Handmaid’s Tale

The parallels between Atwood's Gilead and Trump's United States are disturbing.

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Abortion ban: Planned Parenthood campaign shows abortion care is not up for debate

Bans Off My Body is fighting abortion bans on the frontlines.

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Trump’s cruel abortion ban for immigrant teens has finally been overturned

The ACLU, who brought the case to court on behalf of several pregnant teens in custody, called the policy a “blatant abuse of power.”

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