The US Supreme Court turned down 2 cases that could have given states more agency to roll back Planned Parenthood funding. By rejecting Gee v. Planned Parenthood of Gulf Coast and Andersen v. Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, the nation’s highest court…

Kenyan officials are being taken to court after Marie Stopes was banned from providing abortion, post-abortion care and reproductive health information. In Kenya abortion is allowed in cases where the woman’s health is in danger. Nevertheless, the Marie Stopes ban was…

Pakistan is estimated to have one of the highest abortion rates in the world, with millions of women seeking the procedure each year. But abortion is illegal under most circumstances, and back alley procedures are the norm, writes Diaa Hadid.  

Abortion has been legal in Italy for decades, but willing gynecologists are getting harder to find in this deeply Catholic nation. The number of Italian gynecologists who refuse to perform abortions climbed from 58.7% in 2005 to 70.9% in 2016.  

In our summary Wednesday of a TIME article ahead of Argentina’s abortion ruling to reject expanding abortion rights, we should have clarified that only Cuba, Uruguay, and part of Mexico allow elective abortions; abortion is banned completely in 6 countries (…

Argentina’s Senate votes today on legalizing abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, with ramifications for women’s rights across the region.   Across Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba and Uruguay allow abortion; Argentina and Brazil allow abortion only in cases of…

The prospect of a US Supreme Court tilting right has spurred speculation that the landmark 1973 abortion ruling Roe v. Wade will be overturned. But the landscape is very different today, write Pam Belluck and Jan Hoffman—with more tools to prevent and detect pregnancy, and…

The Trump administration’s proposed new rule limiting what Title X-funded clinics can tell patients about abortion has divided secular and religious bioethicists.

Abortion bans are not a deterrent from terminating unwanted pregnancies, but they do contribute to more unsafe procedures. Every year, 56 million unsafe abortions are carried out worldwide, killing some 22,800 women, found a sweeping new report by the Guttmacher Institute.

Obstetric emergencies like miscarriages have landed over 23 women in prison for “abortion-related” crimes in El Salvador—1 of just 4 countries that ban abortion regardless of the circumstances.Dubbed a “poor woman’s crime,” wealthier women skirt the ban with abortion pills…