Less than a month after President Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, banning federal funding for international organizations that provide or offer information about abortion, eight countries around the world are attempting to replace hundreds of millions in lost funding for reproductive health.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reinstate and dramatically expand the scope of the Global Gag Rule to include all global health assistance provided by the U.S. government – a move women’s health advocates say will threaten the lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and families.
Anti-abortion senators in Chile are arguing against a measure that is now one vote away from allowing abortion under certain circumstances.
A coalition of women’s rights groups has filed a lawsuit against new abortion restrictions in Texas that would require medical providers to bury fetal and embryonic tissue from miscarriages and abortions.
As President-elect Donald Trump announces more members of his male-dominated administration, women’s rights advocates are increasingly concerned about reproductive rights in the U.S. and in developing countries around the world.
The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.
After months of contention over El Salvador’s abortion law, one of the strictest in the world, lawmakers in the Central American country are considering whether to allow abortion in cases of rape or risky pregnancy.
Demand for abortions in countries affected by Zika has increased dramatically as women seek out ‘abortion pills’ online, according to…
A Salvadoran court has released Maria Teresa Rivera, a woman jailed for having a miscarriage. The decision to release Rivera,…
Abortion rates in wealthy countries are steadily falling, but there is not much change in the world’s poorest countries. New…