An update on issues relating to abortion,
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World news
  31 January 2013

Commentary: What the Spanish abortion law has meant for European women

Dr Carlos Morín, the Barcelona abortion doctor facing a possible sentence of 273 years in prison for practising almost a hundred abortions, has been absolved of all charges. Jennie Bristow discusses the circumstances and broader implications of his trial. Read on...

  15 January 2013

USA: Main abortion advocacy organisation moves away from ‘pro-choice’ label

Two weeks before the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, Planned Parenthood announced that it has reoriented its branding from being a 'pro-choice' group to not labelling itself, in an effort to attract the support of people who don't identify with either group, the Guardian reports. Read on...

  14 January 2013

Ireland: Submissions made to abortion law committee

The committee was set up following the Irish government's decision to legalise abortion in limited circumstances. Read on...

  3 January 2013

USA: Report details extent of abortion restrictions

Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights, the Guttmacher Institute reports. Read on...

  19 December 2012

Ireland: Government to legislate for abortion

The Irish government has announced it will legislate for abortion in circumstances where the mother's life is at risk. Read on...

  10 December 2012

USA: Ruling in anti-abortion car licence-plate dispute

North Carolina cannot issue anti-abortion 'Choose Life' licence plates without offering drivers plates with other viewpoints, a federal has judged ruled. Read on...

  21 November 2012

Ireland: Inquiry begins into death of Savita Halappanavar

Professor Sabarantnam Arulkumaran, a London-based expert on obstetrics and gynaecology is to head the Irish health service inquiry. Read on...

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