Uttar Pradesh: KV teacher sexually exploits Class XII student, forces abortion

A 12th grade student of a Lucknow-based Kendriya Vidyalaya was allegedly sexually exploited for two months by her school teacher, who also forced her to terminate a pregnancy, police said on Tuesday.

Odisha to set up more abortion centres

Acknowledging that maternal mortality rate in Odisha is quite higher against national average due to unsafe abortions, the state government has decided to set up more maternal termination of pregnancy centres (MTPs) by 2017.

Abortion rate doubles in 10 years in conservative Pakistan

Pakistan recorded 2.25 million abortion cases in 2012, with the rate of annual abortions doubling in 10 years due to minimal use of contraception in its conservative society, according to a report.

Pope's US visit a chance to mend fences with conservatives

Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.

I was going to die: Nicki Minaj on abortion
I was going to die: Nicki Minaj on abortion

Singer Nicki Minaj says her abortion is the “hardest thing” she's gone through.

Having abortion as teenager haunted me all my life: Minaj
Having abortion as teenager haunted me all my life: Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj has revealed that she dated an older guy from Queens while she was a student at the famed performing-arts high school LaGuardia.

Take money and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl, booked
Take money and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl, booked

Patna: A case has been lodged against eight members of a panchayat, a village executive, in Bihar's Kishanganj district for asking a girl, who was raped, to take Rs.50,000 and undergo an abortion, police said Monday.

Maharashtra: Man forces wife to abort foetus, marries another woman

A 35-year-old man allegedly forced his wife to undergo abortion after which he abandoned her and married another woman, police said on Monday.

Indian-origin doctor in court for offering abortion in UK

A 46-year-old Indian-origin doctor in the UK has appeared before a court after being accused of planning an abortion based on the sex of the unborn baby, the first of its kind case ever to come to court in Britain.

Take Rs 50,000 and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl

A panchayat (village body) in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,00 and undergo an abortion, police said on Thursday.

Indian-origin doctor summoned over gender-based abortion in UK

 In a first-of-its-kind case, an Indian-origin lady doctor in the UK, who was caught on camera agreeing to carry out an abortion based on the sex of the unborn baby, has been ordered to appear in court.

Minor girl moves court to terminate pregnancy

A fast track court here is likely to hear on Saturday a plea of a 16-year-old girl, seeking its permission to terminate her pregnancy.

Pope Francis marries off couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday, some of whom had already lived together and had children, in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the Catholic church to be more open and inclusive.

Sex education should start as early as 10: Study

Sex education should be imparted to children as young as 10 in order to curb unwanted early pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal deaths and STDs across the world, a new study suggests.

Delhi HC notice over health policies for babies with birth defects

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking that the necessary health policies by insurance companies or health schemes by government bodies be made available for babies with birth defects.

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

Hundreds of people rallied in Dublin to call for a change to Ireland`s abortion laws on Wednesday after a rape victim said she was refused a termination and instead gave birth by Caesarean section.

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button "culture war" issues like abortion, arguing that the church`s doctrine on the sanctity of life is well-known and that he`d rather emphasize other aspects of church teaching.

`Pregnant suicidal Irish women denied abortion right`

In new guidelines by the Irish government, pregnant women could be denied having an abortion even at suicide risk after conceiving as a result of rape or incest.

HC issues notice to J`khand govt on foeticides in state

Jharkhand High Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking details of the steps taken by it to check instances of illegal abortion and foeticide in the state.

Polish hospital chief fired for refusing abortion

The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing on religious grounds to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.