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Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

Argentina abortion: Senate votes in favour of legalisation

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Polish protesters block roads, storm churches over abortion ban

Polish protesters block roads, storm churches over abortion ban

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Protesters in Poland blocked roads and disrupted church services in response to a ruling that would institute a near-total ban on abortion in the country. Demonstrations have carried on for four days after Poland's constitutional tribunal issued a ruling that would ban abortions in instances where a fetus is diagnosed with a serious irreversible birth defect. Advertisement Under the ban, abortions would only be permitted under circumstances including rape, incest and threat to the mother's life. The demonstrations have spread to more than 150 cities and towns throughout Poland including the capital city of Warsaw where protesters poured red paint across the Lazienkowski Bridge. Others used their cars to create a series of blockages in city centers as thousands of people m...
Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

Polish women protest new abortion restriction in churches

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Women’s rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland’s already restrictive abortion law have staged protests outside and inside churches to mixed reviewsBy VANESSA GERA Associated PressOctober 25, 2020, 10:06 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWARSAW, Poland -- Women's rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland's already restrictive abortion law staged protests outside and inside churches Sunday, disrupting Masses and finding themselves confronted with accusations of “barbaric” behavior.With the coronavirus surging in Poland, large protests also erupted for a fourth straight night in cities large and small across the nation, including in Warsaw, Gdansk and Poznan, where police on horseback guarded a church.In the southern city of Katowice, te...
Supreme Court’s abortion ruling raises stakes for election

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling raises stakes for election

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NEW YORK -- Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court’s first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause. Both sides also say Monday’s ruling is not the last word on state-level abortion restrictions. One abortion rights leader evoked the image of playing whack-a-mole as new cases surface. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down a Louisiana law seeking to require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. For both sides in the abortion debate, it was viewed as a momentous test of the court’s stance following Trump’s appointments of two conservative justices, Neil Gorsuch and B...

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

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The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seeks to revoke the clinic's license. The testimony from Dr. Colleen McNicholas at a hearing that could determine the St. Louis clinic's fate came as the state faced fallout over a revelation a day earlier from Missouri's top health official that he kept a spreadsheet that tracked the menstrual cycles of women who obtained abortions. Missouri officials were staying mum, while Democrats and abortion-rights supporters decried what they called government overreach into women's private lives. During testimony Tuesday, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams said the spreadsheet was...