German gynecologists are not allowed to provide abortion information on their homepages. According to law, an abortion performed before the 12th week of pregnancy is regarded as a crime – but is not punishable.
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.
Argentina's failure to pass a law legalizing abortion is an historic missed opportunity. Nevertheless, the country has grown through engaging in this debate on women's rights, says DW's Veronica Marchiaro.
Argentina's Senate faces a historic vote to legalize abortion. Its youth have been especially vocal about it, with many young women and girls especially defying Catholic values in Pope Francis's home country.
Abortion can sometimes carry major health risks. The lack of availability of either condoms or contraceptive pills means that many Cuban women undergo several abortions in their lives, the blogger Yoani Sánchez writes.
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