Abortion looms over U.S. Senate fight on Supreme Court nominee

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Aug 31 : When a U.S. appeals court last week rejected an Alabama abortion law, one of the court’s judges bemoaned having to base the decision on Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, calling it an “aberration of constitutional law.” The views of […]

Argentina Senate rejects measure to legalize abortion

By Scott Squires BUENOS AIRES, Aug 9 : Argentine senators rejected a bill to legalize abortion after an impassioned debate ran into the early hours of Thursday, pushing back against a groundswell of support from a surging abortion rights movement. The Senate voted 38 to 31 against the proposed measure, which would have legalized a […]

Ireland set to end abortion ban as exit polls signal landslide vote

By Padraic Halpin and Conor Humphries DUBLIN,May 26 : Ireland is set to liberalise some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws after exit polls suggested a landslide vote for change in what was until recently one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. As the vote count began on Saturday morning, the official LoveBoth campaign […]

Pro-abortion rights Irish PM confident amid high referendum turnout

By Padraic Halpin and Graham Fahy DUBLIN, May 25 : Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was quietly confident that a strong early turnout in Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday would favour those seeking change in what two decades ago was one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries. Opinion polls suggest voters in the once […]

Polish parliament starts work on further restricting abortion

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW, Jan 11 : Poland’s parliament has started work on a new abortion law, in the conservative government second bid to tighten rules that are already among Europe’s toughest. The lower house voted late on Wednesday to send the bill to a parliamentary committee, a victory for the ruling Law and Justice […]

U.S. judge strikes down Texas law to limit second-trimester abortions

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 23 : A U.S. district judge in Austin on Wednesday struck down parts of a Texas law that would restrict the most common type of second-trimester abortions in the state, after plaintiffs argued the procedure was safe, legal and necessary for women’s health. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel issued […]