Although abortions are illegal, in practice they are not being punished. But in Bavaria, Germany, fewer doctors and hospitals are willing to carry out the procedure.
A German court has upheld the fine given to a doctor who provided information on abortions online. But the judge seemed to give her some encouragement in her fight to change the law.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx turns to the legacy of the Polish Solidarnosc movement of the 1980s as a source of fresh hope. The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference spoke to DW about Europe, democracy, and freedom.
Hundreds of thousands of Argentines had campaigned to completely decriminalize abortion in the predominantly Catholic country. Abortion is currently allowed if a woman has been raped or her health is at risk.
Widespread anti-government protests have gripped the country for months, leaving violence in their wake. Now, a human rights body is investigating a conflict mediated by none other than the Catholic Church.
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