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Ireland: Bill legalising abortion passes first hurdle

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 08:44

Legislators in Ireland have voted in favour of a reform that will pave the way for legalising abortion in life-threatening cases.

Uruguay voters scuttle referendum on abortion law

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 13:26

A national vote on whether to call a referendum to repeal Uruguay`s law legalizing abortion failed to garner enough support, according to results.

US House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 11:21

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most stringent pro-life bills to pass a Congressional chamber in a decade.

Cascade of errors caused Savita`s death: Report

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 13:14

A cascade of errors and uncertainty about the law on abortion contributed largely to the tragic death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar at an Irish hospital last year, according to an official enquiry report.

Irish hospital failed to adequately assess Savita

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:03

An Irish hospital staff failed to adequately assess the condition of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar and missed an early opportunity to terminate her pregnancy, a key report on her death has said.

Jiah Khan underwent abortion, confirms police

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 08:53

Jiah Khan did indeed undergo an abortion earlier this year, it has been confirmed.

CONFIRMED: Jiah Khan underwent abortion!

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 10:39

Jiah Khan did indeed undergo an abortion earlier this year, it has been confirmed.

Abortion activists sent letters in blood to Irish PM

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 09:11

Ireland`s Prime Minister says anti-abortion activists have sent threatening packages and letters branding him a murderer, some written in blood.

Police await Jiah Khan`s medical reports to carry probe further

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:01

Mumbai police Tuesday said they are awaiting medical reports of actress Jiah Khan to ascertain if she had undergone an abortion or been assaulted by her boyfriend.

Was forced to abort baby, Jiah Khan reveals in her ‘suicide’ note

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 18:16

Jiah Khan has revealed the details of her troubled relationship with boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi in a six-page letter.

No court relief for man who `forced` wife to abort

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 20:36

The Delhi High Court has denied anticipatory bail to a woman`s husband and in-laws who allegedly forced her to swallow abortion pills for causing a miscarriage.

Mother of rescued China’s baby could not afford abortion

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 14:22

The videos and pictures of the rescue of a newborn baby stuck in a sewerage pipe in China evoked many sentiments.