Abortion law

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea against abortion law

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea against abortion law

The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing to a plea challenging the constitutional validity of a legal provision that prohibits abortion of a 20-week-old foetus, saying there were "very important national issues" pending adjudication.

Mar 02, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Donald Trump suggests 'punishment' for women who get abortions

Donald Trump suggests 'punishment' for women who get abortions

Women who get abortions should receive "some form of punishment," Republican front-runner Donald Trump said today, without indicating specifically what the punishment should be.

Mar 31, 2016, 02:24 AM IST

Britain rejects stricter ban on gender-based abortion

British lawmakers rejected a bid to explicitly outlaw abortion based on the gender of the foetus on Monday.

Feb 24, 2015, 08:08 AM IST

US judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

A US judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries was unconstitutional.

Aug 30, 2014, 11:19 AM IST

US Supreme court upholds new Texas abortion law

A divided US Supreme Court has refused to block implementation of a controversial law limiting abortions in Texas that will force a third of clinics in America`s second-largest state to stop performing the procedure.

Nov 20, 2013, 15:31 PM IST

Texas Republicans pass new abortion limits

The Republican majority passed the bill unchanged just before midnight Friday, with all but one Democrat voting against it.

Jul 14, 2013, 13:17 PM IST

Ireland passes legislation to allow abortion in limited cases

Irish lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a groundbreaking law that would allow abortion in limited cases in the predominantly Catholic country, following an outcry over the tragic death of an Indian dentist after a miscarriage.

Jul 12, 2013, 08:32 AM IST

Uruguay voters scuttle referendum on abortion law

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

Jun 24, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Cascade of errors caused Savita`s death: Report

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.

Jun 14, 2013, 13:14 PM IST

Govt to act on people`s wishes: Irish PM on abortion bill

Dismissing concerns expressed by Ireland`s Roman Catholic leaders over a new abortion bill, Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said that it is the government`s responsibility to legislate according to people`s wishes.

May 06, 2013, 13:23 PM IST

Savita death prompts law review in Ireland

The historic new bill, which will have to be passed in both houses of the Irish Parliament, will allow for limited legal termination where there is a threat to the mother`s life.

May 01, 2013, 17:57 PM IST

US: North Dakota Governor signs `foetal pain` measure

Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that at that point a foetus can feel pain.

Apr 17, 2013, 14:23 PM IST

Ireland`s top Catholic Cardinal opposes legalising abortion

Christmas message yesterday, Cardinal Sean Brady asked people opposed to abortion to make their views known in a reasonable and forthright manner.

Dec 26, 2012, 14:47 PM IST

Ireland`s health watchdog to probe Savitha`s death

Ireland`s health watchdog will begin a probe into the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion.

Dec 20, 2012, 08:51 AM IST

Savita death: Ireland to decide on abortion laws by year-end

The recent death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital grabbed attention on the lack of clarity about when doctors in the country can terminate a pregnancy.

Nov 28, 2012, 14:03 PM IST

Hundreds protest toughening Spain`s abortion law

The protesters in Madrid included one young woman who wrote the slogan "Judges and priests away from my body" on her stomach.

Jul 29, 2012, 21:48 PM IST

Vatican prelate attacks Spain`s PM over abortion law

In 2009, around 115,000 abortions were carried out in Spain.

Jul 29, 2010, 11:36 AM IST

Spain`s new abortion law comes into force

Spain`s controversial abortion law has come into force.

Jul 06, 2010, 18:51 PM IST

Thousands protest abortion law in Spain

Thousands of people took to the streets in nearly 100 cities on Sunday to protest against abortion and demand the nullification of the new law recently approved in Spain regulating voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

Mar 08, 2010, 12:21 PM IST