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Arkansas Republican admits abortion trigger law would cause ‘heartbreak’ if Roe is reversed

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The Republican governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, has admitted that an anti-abortion trigger law that he signed on to the books would lead to “heartbreaking circumstances” if Roe v Wade is overturned, in which girl...

Oklahoma Republican-led legislature passes nation’s strictest abortion ban

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Oklahoma’s Republican-led legislature passed the nation’s strictest abortion ban on Thursday. The bill, if signed into law, would allows citizens to sue anyone, anywhere who “aids or abets” a patient in terminating a ...

Scottish Greens launch bill to create protest-free zones outside abortion clinics

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A Scottish Greens MSP has launched a member’s bill at Holyrood to designate protest-free buffer zones outside abortion clinics as healthcare professionals and campaigners call for immediate action in the face of growi...

UK government to accelerate abortion services delivery in Northern Ireland

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The UK government has announced plans to accelerate the delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland almost three years after they were legalised in the region. Brandon Lewis, the secretary of state for Northern ...

US supreme court abortion reversal would be global ‘catastrophe’ for women

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The probable demise of abortion as a federal right in the US will be a “catastrophe” for women in low and middle-income countries, with an emboldened anti-choice movement likely to raise renewed pressure on hard-won g...

Abortion rights are disappearing in the United States. And Democrats have no plan

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The Democrats have no plan. On Wednesday, just over a week after Politico published a leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s forthcoming majority opinion in Dobbs v Jackson, which will overrule Roe v Wade next month, ...

Abortion rights: how a governor’s veto can protect women’s freedoms

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If the US supreme court follows through with its initial decision to overturn Roe v Wade next month, 26 states are certain or likely to ban abortion. For those who want to protect abortion rights, a governor’s veto pe...

Clarence Thomas calls leak of supreme court abortion draft ‘tremendously bad’

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The leak of a draft supreme court opinion on abortion rights has turned the body into a place “where you look over your shoulder”, the conservative justice Clarence Thomas said on Friday, adding that the reputation of...

California proposes new funding to help low-income and out-of-state abortion seekers

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California’s governor has announced a new reproductive health spending plan, dedicating an additional $57m to prepare for an influx of people from other states seeking abortions in California. About $40m in Governor G...

Spain to ease abortion limits for over-16s and allow menstrual leave

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Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government is preparing a law that would allow women over the age of 16 to have abortions without permission from their parents or guardians, and introduce up to five days of menstrual ...

Democrats lose Senate vote to codify abortion rights into federal law

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The US Senate on Wednesday failed to advance legislation that would codify the right to an abortion into federal law, after it was blocked by Republicans. It was a largely symbolic vote by Democrats to mobilize Americ...

Senate approves beefed-up security for US supreme court after abortion leak

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US senators swiftly passed legislation expanding security for supreme court justices and their immediate family members, a week after protests at justices’ homes were spurred by a bombshell leak that revealed the cour...

‘Declare it to a doctor, and it’s over’: Ukrainian women face harsh reality of Poland’s abortion laws

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When the first Russian bombs fell on Ukraine, Myroslava Marchenko was a gynaecologist at a private clinic in Kyiv. The next day, one of her patients was due to have an abortion after prenatal tests showed a high chanc...

Gillibrand calls abortion rights ‘fight of generation’ after ‘bone-chilling’ court draft opinion

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday called the battle over abortion rights in the US the “biggest fight of a generation”. The New York Democrat urged her party to stand up to Republicans seeking to abolish the consti...

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