Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News

Last year, just weeks before the election, an article from a site called Mad World News began circulating around Facebook. The headline read “Before Applauding Hillary’s Abortion Remarks, Know the One Fact She Ignored.” In the article, the writer says she wants to expose Hillary Clinton’s lies about late-term abortions. She argues that a baby

Thousands Rally in Dublin Against Ireland’s Abortion Ban

Thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand an end to the country’s constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest such laws in the Western world. The March for Choice is an annual protest against the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which enshrines a ban on abortions, but this year it

Chilean Tribunal Weighs In: Some Abortions Will Now Be Legal.

SANTIAGO, Chile —  Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal voted on Monday to legalize abortion under limited circumstances, reinstating a right Chilean women lost 28 years ago in the twilight of the military dictatorship. Congress approved a bill this month allowing abortion when the mother’s life is in danger; when the fetus is unviable; or when the pregnancy

Disability and the Right to Choose: the story of Jennifer Bartlett.

As a young woman, I had no particular desire to be a mother. I was neither for nor against having and raising a child, and as things were at the time, the opportunity had not presented itself. That changed when I was 29 and met Jim, the man who would become my husband. In 2002,

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Southern Christian Abortion Provider

No issue in America is more toxic than abortion, and that’s partly because it is today so closely associated with religion. While many feminists see abortion as a matter of choice, some Christians see it as murder. Then there are people like Dr. Willie Parker. Dr. Parker is black, feminist and driven by his Christian

Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights

Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark has decided to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over Sweden’s hard line on conscientious objection. The Swedish Appeals Court decided earlier this month that the government can force medical professionals to perform and cooperate in abortions, or else be forced out of their profession. Because the ruling in Grimmark

Australia’s Northern Territory decriminalises abortion

Australia’s Northern Territory has decriminalised abortion as part of wide-ranging reforms on the medical termination of pregnancy. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the laws bring the territory in line with the rest of Australia. The reforms legalise the use of abortion drugs, such as RU486, up to nine weeks into a pregnancy. They also allow

Gorsuch, Abortion and the Concept of Personhood

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has written little about abortion, and we do not know whether he would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established abortion as a fundamental right. But he has expressed a position on two related subjects, assisted suicide and euthanasia. In his Oxford dissertation and a

Italy Needs Abortion Doctors

ROME — If a woman wants to end her pregnancy in Italy, she has the legal right to do so under the public health system within the first 90 days, or first trimester, of the gestation. The law, known in Italy as Law 194, has been on the books for nearly 40 years, but it

Controversial Ruling Threatens Abortion Access in Uruguay and Beyond

In 2012, Uruguay changed its law to allow abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. But a judge’s ruling that a woman could not have an abortion without her ex-partner’s consent sets a dangerous and possibly globally influential precedent valuing the fetus and father’s wishes over those of the pregnant person   A recent case in

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