Abortion in Europe scorned, concealed, prohibited
26 October 2022 | 9:15 am
In Europe, the right to abortion isn't universal. Poland is the scene of vociferous protests against some of the continent's strictest abortion laws. Further south, in Italy, some doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies — even in medical emergencies.
The ruling by a majority of judges in the United States’ Supreme Court to overturn the right to a legal abortion across the entire country has also sent shockwaves through Europe.In our programme we examine abortion rights around the EU and look at how the situation might evolve.
Summer fires aren't unusual. But climate change means they've scorched Western Europe much earlier than usual this year, destroying tens of thousands of acres of land and causing massive evacuations as some places record their hottest temperatures ever.
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Russian gas supplies to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline have been cut to just 20% of capacity. But the EU's energy commissioner has told DW that contingency plans for the winter are already being formulated.
The Midwestern state is the first to head to the polls on abortion since the Supreme Court ended the national right to the procedure. The ballot is being monitored closely as a test case for abortion across the country.
The order will facilitate out of state travel for abortion to parts of the country where the procedure is still legal. The move comes amid Republican-led attempts to outlaw abortion following the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
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