Argentina: Thousands march against abortion legalization bill
30 November 2020 | 11:05 am
Thousands of anti-abortion activists have taken to the streets across the country to protest against a new bill to legalize abortion. The bill is backed by President Alberto Fernandez.
A new law in Texas, known as the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Experts say limiting women's choice will negatively affect their mental health, as well.
Pro-choice activists clash with police during a protest in Mexico City calling for abortion to be decriminalised across the country. Abortion has been decriminalised in four of Mexico's 32 states, in the first 12 weeks. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that women should not be punished for abortion, opening the way for them to access the procedure across the country without fear of being prosecuted.
Tens of thousands of women fear that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is under threat, especially after Texas passed the nation's most restrictive abortion law yet.
Kenya's constitution eased access to abortions in 2010 but the overwhelming stigma surrounding the procedure means that many women resort to traditional practices or backstreet clinics that put their life in jeopardy. Every week, 23 women die from botched abortions, according to a 2012 study by Kenya's health ministry. Campaigners say the real number is even higher.
Tens of thousands of women take to the streets across the United States in protests aimed at countering a conservative drive to restrict access to abortions.
Around 10,000 people join an anti-abortion protest in Mexico City after the country's Supreme Court ruled that criminalising the procedure is unconstitutional. The decision followed a constitutional challenge to the penal code of the northern state of Coahuila, where abortion carries a punishment of up to three years in prison.
Firefighters battle forest fires in Caminiaga, a town in Argentina's province Cordoba. No deaths or injuries have so far been reported.
A stranded humpback whale is rescued alive off Argentina's Atlantic coast at the seaside resort of La Lucila del Mar, 360 kilometres south of Buenos Aires. The whale is one of two stranded whales saved by a team of 30 people including local residents, marine environmentalists, members of the Civil Defence, coastguard police, volunteer firefighters and beach lifeguards.
A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration.
The ban came into effect in September, making it near to impossible for a woman to obtain an abortion in Texas. Lawyers for the Biden administration argue the ban is designed to scare abortion providers. DW's Ines Pohl reports from Texas.
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