Pro-choice activists who thought they had won in the 1970s have been dealt a severe blow by Alabama’s lawmakers. A new restrictive abortion law that allows no exceptions has been passed.
A fierce debate is raging in the US over whether women should have the right to terminate pregnancies. The opposition to abortion is driven by misogyny, hypocrisy and ignorance of the facts, says DW's Christina Bergmann.
As Alabama passes the country's most restrictive abortion law, activists who believe in a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy are bracing for a battle. The Supreme Court could end up deciding the matter.
A doctor fined for "advertising" abortions has presented a petition with 150,000 signatures to Parliament, demanding Germany's law be changed. Kristina Hänel says women have the right to information about the procedure.
Tens of thousands of people have marched in Ireland to protest against the country’s strict abortion law. Until fairly recently, terminations were illegal even if carrying the baby put the life of the mother at risk.
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