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Inspired by a novelistic memoir from author Annie Ernaux, “Happening” recounts the predicament of a young woman who decides to terminate an unwanted pregnancy despite the legal and social hurdles that stand in her way.
Anger in Poland after a woman died from complications in her pregnancy. A termination had been delayed because doctors feared breaking Poland's near-total ban on abortion. Also we meet those in Iraq who are challenging the norms of highly traditional society that encourages women to stay at home. Plus providing a much needed social media platform for women in midlife; Annette Young talks to the chief creative officer of hellorevel.com, Nina Lorez Collins.
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mexico's Supreme Court has declared that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional. Women's health and human rights advocates have lauded the ruling.
Mexico's Supreme Court has voted unanimously to declare the criminalization of abortion unconstitutional. Up to now, abortion has been legal in Mexico City and three other states in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, while elsewhere, the procedure was only permitted in cases of rape.
The American press breaks down the "sinister brilliance" of an anti-abortion law that's gone into effect in Texas. We also look at coverage of record flooding in New York and how the intensity of storms is increasingly hard to predict because of climate change. Finally, we discover the papers' take on the latest in brain science: how our thoughts could soon be read by machines and how dogs may be smarter than we thought.
A US court has paved the way for the prohibition of one of the safest abortion procedures in Texas. A previous legal decision had called it unconstitutional.