Uruguay took a step toward legalizing abortion on Tuesday as lawmakers in the lower chamber of parliament narrowly passed a bill allowing the procedure under certain conditions.
A Sao Paulo court allowed a woman to abort a four-month-old malformed fetus despite Brazil law only granting abortions in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger.
Women seeking an abortion are seven times more likely to report physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partners than the US national average for domestic violence, a study published Monday found.
A Republican senatorial candidate triggered a firestorm of criticism Sunday, including a rebuff from Mitt Romney's campaign, after he suggested that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy.
An anti-abortion group plans to launch a bus tour next week through five key states in this year's White House race to highlight President Barack Obama's "extreme" record on the polarizing issue.
The key difference of the Orthodox women clinics from regular once is impossibility to schedule an abortion unless the pregnancy poses a threat to the mother’s life.