The US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling earlier this year has made abortion one of the top issues during the campaign for the midterm elections. Both Democrats and Republicans have tried to capitalise on the ruling in order to attract voters.
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.
A Polish human rights activist has been accused of illegally giving abortion pills to a woman seeking to end a pregnancy. She's now on trial in a Warsaw court, facing up to three years in prison.
In Ecuador, women are victims of the powerful Catholic anti-abortion lobby and a conservative judicial system. Those who can afford it can have an abortion for a few hundred dollars in a private clinic, with few repercussions.
In Europe, the right to abortion is not 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.In Europe, the right to abortion is not universal.
A district judge has ruled that federal law trumps the state's abortion ban. But a day earlier, another district judge ruled in favor of a similar state abortion ban in Texas.
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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.
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 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.
Every year approximately 200,000 abortions are done in France. Nearly 40 years after the practice was legalized in that country, the number of abortions is stable: fewer women are having abortions but repeat abortions (the same woman having more than one abortion) are increasing.
The European Parliament voted to make abortion a fundamental right in the 27-nation bloc. The move is a reaction to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.