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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.