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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vatican prelate attacks Spain`s PM over abortion law

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

Spain`s new abortion law comes into force

Spain`s controversial abortion law has come into force.

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.