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‘Roe v Wade is a husk’: anguish and anger in Texas after abortion ruling

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Anti-abortion bounty hunters began calling Amy Hagstrom Miller’s chain of four independent abortion clinics in Texas just hours after the supreme court issued a two-paragraph order that effectively ended access to 85%...

Bolivia: fate of 11-year-old girl raped by family member sparks abortion debate

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The fate of an 11-year-old girl who became pregnant after being raped by a family member has unleashed a fierce debate between human rights activists and the Catholic church in Bolivia, as religious groups seek to for...

Texas governor signs extreme six-week abortion ban into law

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Vandag, the Texas Republican governor, Greg Abbott, signed into law one of the most extreme six-week abortion bans in the US, despite strong opposition from the medical and legal communities, who warn the legislation c...

San Marino’s abortion referendum reveals social fissures

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It didn’t take long for the debate in San Marino to turn toxic. Soon after campaigning in the lead-up to a referendum on legalising abortion officially got under way, the walls of the tiny country, landlocked within c...

Republicans confident supreme court will overturn abortion rights

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As the supreme court weighs the future of abortion access in America, Republicans on Sunday expressed confidence that the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision would soon be overturned, paving the way for a raft of anti-a...

White House calls Texas abortion law an ‘extreme threat’ – video

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‘This is not the first threat to Roe we've seen in a state across the country. It's an extreme threat,' the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said after one of the most restrictive state abortion laws went into ...

Alito hits out at ‘intimidation’ in defence of supreme court’s Texas abortion ruling

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Samuel Alito has become the latest US supreme court justice to defend the panel’s political independence, labeling criticism of recent ultra-conservative decisions including a tacit approval of an abortion ban in Texa...

Mexico’s supreme court strikes down state abortion law and declares criminal penalties unconstitutional

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Mexico’s supreme court has struck down a state abortion law, ruling that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional, in a decision which advocates say provides a path to decriminalisation acro...

US supreme court to hear oral arguments over Texas abortion law

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The US supreme court is set to hear oral arguments over whether Texas can continue to allow private citizens to enforce a controversial six-week abortion ban on Monday. Texas’s ban has halted the vast majority of abor...

Joe Biden stakes out position against discriminatory abortion rule

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For the first time in nearly 30 jare, a US president has released a budget that doesn’t ban federal funding for abortion. On Friday Joe Biden released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2022, and in keeping wit...

Overturning Roe v Wade will promote abstinence, says architect of Texas abortion ban

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The legal architect of the Texas abortion ban has argued in a supreme court brief that overturning Roe v Wade, the landmark decision which guarantees a right to abortion in the US, would compel women to practice absti...

The arguments about abortion in the US are about one thing: controlling women

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A lot of people with a lot of power don’t see why women should have jurisdiction over their own bodies. That’s the anti-abortion argument in a nutshell, in that they claim a foetus, or even an embryo, or in some cases...

US supreme court refuses to block radical Texas abortion law

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A deeply divided supreme court has allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in force, stripping most women of the right to an abortion in the nation’s second-largest state. The court voted 5-4 early on T...

‘Only a few days to work with’: a south Texas abortion clinic strains under SB8’s tight deadline

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Originally published by the 19th Karla S knew she was pregnant almost right away. She could tell by the smells: “Everything was rancid,” Karla said. She texted her boyfriend, who bought her a test that she took that ...

Texas abortion ‘whistleblower’ website forced offline

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Troubles are mounting for a Texas website used to report violators of the state’s extreme anti-abortion legislation after the site was forced offline by two different web hosting platforms. The site ProLifeWhistleblow...

Take it from an Irish woman: if US abortion rights keep slipping, dark days are coming

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I am a woman in America who can bear children, and this means that there are powerful people coming for me, with detailed and strategic plans to control my body. Sounds dramatic, doen dit nie? It is dramatic, more so be...

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