New Zealand decriminalizes abortion
19 March 2020 | 10:17 am
New Zealand lawmakers voted in favor of treating abortion as a health issue, instead of a crime. The passage of the bill was a win for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who had pledged in 2017 to decriminalize abortion.
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Lawmakers in the US state of Florida have passed a ban on most abortions after six weeks. Meanwhile, the US Justice Department said it would ask the Supreme Court to stop abortion pill restrictions.
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FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off with opening match between co-hosts New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park in Auckland.
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