Abortion debate

Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus. An abortion that occurs without intervention is known as a miscarriage or spontaneous abortion. When deliberate steps are taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion, or less frequently "induced miscarriage". The unmodified word abortion generally refers to an induced abortion.
News on pro-life and pro-choice issues, including changes to Planned Parenthood.
  • the Guardian

    'Not OK': 2GB host criticised for asking Berejiklian whether she would have an abortion

    Marise Payne says question put by Ben Fordham is not appropriate to ask any woman Sat 24 Aug 2019 22.11 EDT Last modified on Sat 24 Aug 2019 23.14 EDT The federal minister for women, Marise Payne, says it is not OK for people to be asked about private health issues during live interviews, in a rebuke to a Sydney radio host who asked the New South Wales premier whether she would have an abortion. Payne was asked by the ABC on Sunday whether the question put by the 2GB host Ben Fordham to Gladys Berejiklian last week was an appropriate question to ask any woman, let alone a female premier. “I don't think that it is appropriate to ask anyone male or female sensitive health questions like that, and

  • Judge Clears Way for Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Video Maker

    Judge Clears Way for Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Against Video Maker

    (CN) – A federal judge in San Francisco cleared the way Friday for Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against an anti-abortion group that published selectively edited videos in 2015 that made it appear as if employees were illegally selling fetal tissue for profit. In a 137-page ruling released late Friday, U.S. District Judge William Orrick shut down most arguments by David Daleiden and his group Center for Medical Progress to dismiss the lawsuit. Daleiden and codefendants posed as employees of a fake biomedical company in order to access abortion providers' meetings and conferences between 2014 and 2015. They secretly recorded videos of conversations with Planned Parenthood employees that Orrick

  • Rolla Daily News

    Missouri election official fires back over abortion lawsuit

    Missouri's top election official is firing back after abortion-rights advocates sued him for allegedly impeding their work to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Friday said he's sad that when organizations lose, "their normal response is to whine and claim that the rules should not apply to them." No Bans on Choice and the state's American Civil Liberties Union sued Ashcroft Thursday . The coalition was trying to put a new law banning abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote. But they allege Ashcroft dragged his feet, leaving them with two weeks to gather the roughly 100,000 voter signatures

  • High court allows Mohali woman to abort 22-week foetus
    Hindustan Times

    High court allows Mohali woman to abort 22-week foetus

    The Punjab and Haryana high court has allowed a Mohali woman to terminate her pregnancy, even as the foetus is 22-week old. The decision was taken considering a serious health condition faced by the child upon birth. The law does not permit termination of pregnancy after 20 weeks.  While passing the order, the high court took note of two instances in which the apex court had allowed abortion of 24-week-old foetuses that suffered from similar medical condition. The Mohali couple had approached the high court on August 16, seeking permission to terminate the pregnancy. While the woman is a homemaker, her husband is a taxi driver. In its medical opinion, the department of obstetrics and gynaecology,

  • Cop disciplined for handling of dispute at abortion provider

    Cop disciplined for handling of dispute at abortion provider

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford police officer who responded to a city clinic that provides abortions has been disciplined for the way he treated a clinic volunteer. The Hartford Courant in a story published Friday reported that Officer Michael Flynn was disciplined for a discourteous attitude in his handling of the March incident outside the Hartford GYN Center. Interim Chief Jason Thody says Flynn was counseled by his patrol captain and ordered to get retrained on procedural justice. Flynn responded to the facility after a volunteer reported that anti-abortion protesters were blocking the clinic's entrance. Flynn is seen on video brushing off the volunteer's requests for clarification on