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Ireland Votes To Repeal Abortion Amendment In Landslide Referendum

A total of 1,429,981 voted for the repeal and 723,632 voted against, Returning Officer Barry Ryan said Saturday. A majority of 706,349 tipped the scales to repeal the amendment.

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Thousands Travel Home To Ireland To Vote On Abortion Access

Voters in Ireland headed to the polls on Friday to decide whether the country should repeal its restrictive abortion laws. Among those casting their ballots were thousands of Irish citizens living in other parts of the world who traveled back to Ireland for the landmark vote. They chronicled their j

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Ireland's Historic Vote On Legalizing Abortion Is Haunted By Trump And Brexit

DUBLIN — Three weeks before Ireland’s historic vote on Friday on whether to legalize abortion, which happens Friday, I sat in a noisy pub here with Gavin Sheridan, an Irish data journalist and transparency campaigner who has closely followed the referendum. Sheridan fancies himself something of an e

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Trump Rallies Conservatives With Promise Of More Abortion Curbs

The president, who just unveiled new restrictions on abortion services, sought the support of anti-abortion activists at Susan B. Anthony List's annual gala.

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Scott Pruitt Twice Introduced Anti-Abortion Bills Giving Men ‘Property Rights’ Over Fetuses

In 1999, Scott Pruitt, then an Oklahoma state senator,introduced a billto grant men “property rights” over unborn fetuses, requiring women to obtain the would-be father’s permission before aborting a pregnancy.

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Here's What Happens When A Catholic Hospital Won't Try To Save You

Some of the most powerful hospital networks in the country have lobbied for these “conscience” rules,claiming they shouldn’t fear a legal risk for practicing medicine according to their religious beliefs.But those same hospital networks are already using religious justifications to place women in li

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Opinion | The U.S. Exported Deadly Anti-Choice Policy Abroad. Now It's Coming Home.

On his first full day in office in 2017, President Donald Trump re-implemented the “global gag rule,” which prohibits the use of federal funds for family planning clinics that refer women for abortions or provide them with information about the procedure. Reproductive rights and women’s health advoc

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Iowa Gov. Says 'We're Not Slowing Down' After Signing Country's Strictest Abortion Ban

“We know that our work is not done, that we must continue to work together to change the hearts and minds,” she said on Saturday during an annual event organized by a Christian group, theFaith and Freedom Coalition,The Des Moines Register reported.

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New Trump Rules Would Block All Federal Funds From Clinics Providing Abortions

The rule, which CBS News reported would ban federally funded clinics fromdiscussing abortion with women, would be a massive blow to health care providers like Planned Parenthood, which offer abortions and receive some federal funds for non-abortion health services.

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Iowa Governor Signs Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban Into Law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Fridaysigned a law that would effectively ban abortions at six weeks of pregnancy, the nation’s strictest abortion legislation to date, setting up a legal battle with Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Iowa Lawmakers Just Passed The Most Restrictive Abortion Ban In The Country

“I’m pro-life. I’m proud to be pro-life. I’ve made that very clear,” Reynolds said Wednesday,according to The Associated Press.

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Opinion | Recognizing Stillborn Babies Doesn't Threaten Abortion Rights

Toni went into labor37 weeks into her pregnancy. After reportedly ridiculing her request for a cesarean section and otherwise not giving his patient adequate attention,the doctor misused a vacuum extractor during deliveryand crushed George Jr.’s skull.Toni delivered her son already dead ― stillborn,

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Two Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures Take Aim At Roe V. Wade This Week

Neither ban is likely to go into effect without facing a legal challenge — but players on both sides of the abortion debate say that is largely the point. These legal challenges could work their way up to the Supreme Court, setting up a showdown over Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that affirmed a wo

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Oregon Man Refuses To Pay Taxes Based On Religious Beliefs About Abortion

"A woman has the right to choose, but apparently, the prosecutor feels I do not," Michael Bowman told the court. As Americans across the nation scramble to file their tax returns next week, one Oregon man is fighting that requirement in court, claiming his Christian beliefs about abortion bar him fr

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Anti-Abortion Leader Emerges As White Nationalist

Kristen Walker Hatten, former vice president of the anti-abortion groupNew Wave Feministsand a contributor to The Dallas Morning News, has spoken at universities and events around the country about the need for mainstream feminism to embrace women who oppose abortion rights. She has written articles

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Deportation Is A Reproductive Rights Issue

On Thursday afternoon, activist Alejandra Pablos my friend will stand up in court and wait for a judge to decide the fate of her freedom. Ale, as her friends and loved ones call her, was taken into custody by ICE and has been detained in Arizona for the last 42 days. Ale lost her green card and was

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Pope Francis: Helping Poor And Migrants Is 'Equally Sacred' As Fighting Abortion

Pope Francis released his third apostolic exhortation, titled "Gaudete et Exsultate," on Monday.

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Arizona House Passes Bill Requiring Women Seeking Abortions To Say Why

Arizona GOP lawmakers are pushing legislation to require women seeking abortions to give a reason. The Arizona state House of Representatives passed a bill that would require women seeking abortions to fill out an invasive questionnaire that asks the reason for the procedure. The legislation, pass

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There Is No Reasonable Way To Say 'Abortion Is Murder'

When Kevin Williamson was fired by The Atlantic on Thursday afternoon, the Twittersphere lit up with mournful statements from conservatives, claiming Williamson had been martyred for his "views." In their rush to defend him, they revealed several crucial truths about anti-abortion thinking in 2018,

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Proponents Of 'Abortion Reversal' Feel Vindicated By A New Study. They Shouldn't.

Using flimsy evidence, a doctor who has become this country's leading proponent of abortion reversal - the theory that a woman who has taken the first dose of the abortion pill and regrets her decision can undo the process - is trying to provide new scientific fodder to support legislation that forc

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