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Tennessee asks Supreme Court to put hold on ruling that state’s abortion waiting period is unconstitutional

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday set a deadline for the three pro-abortion groups on the other side of the suit to respond to Tennessee's emergency request that the Supreme Court lift a district court's permanent i...

Supreme Court to hear whether Republican attorney general can defend Kentucky abortion law

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Washington The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide next term whether Kentucky's Republican attorney general can defend a controversial abortion-related law that had been struck down by a lower court, keeping the...

Supreme Court conservatives want to topple abortion rights — but can’t seem to agree on how

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Conservative Supreme Court justices have demonstrated a desire to reverse prior decisions on abortion rights. The question, with Chief Justice John Roberts no longer the undisputed swing vote on abortion, is when an...

How John Roberts left the door open to more state limits on abortion

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Chief Justice John Roberts provided on Monday the decisive vote to preserve access to abortion in Louisiana, a ringing victory for the clinics and doctors who spent years fighting a law they claimed would effectivel...

How lawmakers made it nearly impossible to legalize abortion in Honduras

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This week, lawmakers in Honduras changed the country's constitution to make it virtually impossible to legalize abortion in the future -- an extreme election-year move that critics warn will further endanger women's...

Supreme Court grants Trump administration request to limit access to abortion drug

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration's request to reinstate long-standing restrictions for patients seeking to obtain a drug used for abortions early in pregnancy -- with the three liberals ...

Argentina’s Senate approves historic bill to legalize abortion

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Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina's Senate approved a bill to legalize abortion Wednesday in an historic vote seen as a major victory for abortion rights advocates in the Catholic-majority country. The Senate voted ...

Argentina’s Senate to vote on historic bill to legalize abortion

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Argentina could make history on Tuesday, as its Senate votes on a bill to legalize abortion. The procedure has long been a divisive issue in the Catholic-majority country, with the impending vote galvanizing activis...

Argentina’s abortion bill is backed by lower house of Congress

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Argentina's lower house of Congress has approved a landmark government-backed bill to legalize abortion Friday morning, a big step forward for the legislation that could set the tone for a wider shift in conservative...

Abortion is legal in Namibia, but only if a woman is in danger or has been sexually abused. Activists are demanding reform

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What do you do when your country is torn between decriminalizing abortion and maintaining its colonial abortion laws? Start a debate. That's the idea being put forward by Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's deputy minister...

Tennessee’s Down syndrome abortion ban can be enforced, appeals court rules

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Part of a Tennessee law banning abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or a fetus' race or sex, can take effect, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted part o...

Poland’s biggest protests in decades stand against abortion ban

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Huge crowds turned out to protest in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Friday against a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, making it one of the largest demonstrations seen in the country in decades. Warsaw May...

Polish women disrupt church services in protest at abortion ban

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Protesters have disrupted church services across Poland in the latest in a series of demonstrations following a near-total ban on abortion, announced last week. Sunday marked the fourth day of protests after Poland...

Abortion on the ballot: Voters in Colorado and Louisiana consider restrictions

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Voters in two states are weighing in on abortion restrictions this November, considering whether to approve a set of ballot issues as a national fight intensifies over the future of abortion law in the US. Democra...

Hundreds demonstrate in Warsaw after Poland’s highest court imposes near total ban on abortion

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Police in Poland used pepper spray against demonstrators after hundreds gathered in the capital of Warsaw to protest a near-total on abortion. Poland's highest court ruled Thursday that abortions due to fetal defec...

US joins countries with poor human rights records to denounce ‘right’ to abortion

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Washington The US has joined a group of largely repressive governments in co-sponsoring an international declaration that challenges the right to an abortion. The Geneva Consensus Declaration, sponsored by Brazil, Eg...

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