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.

Minor maid raped, forced to undergo abortion in Jaipur

A minor girl working as maid was allegedly raped and forced to undergo abortion by her employer in Jhotwara area here, police said on Sunday.

Can`t make employers cover contraception: Justices

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Peru finally implements abortion law after 90 years

Peru finally put into effect a 90-year-old law allowing abortions in certain cases, after the government issued a new decree on how to apply the law.

UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

A UN human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the paedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.

French minister slams Spain`s `Stone Age` abortion law

A Spanish plan to tighten abortion laws will take women back to the Stone Age, French Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine said.

State abortion ultrasound law illegal: US judge

North Carolina law requiring women who want abortion to have ultrasound and then have medical provider describe image to them is violation of constitutional free-speech rights, federal judge ruled.

New Irish law clarifies abortion grounds

A law permitting abortion for the first time in Ireland has come into force, more than a year after the death of an Indian woman, who was refused abortion, highlighted the lack of legal clarity.

Argentina court grants abortion for teen rape victim

The teenage girl discovered early last month that she was pregnant after being raped by her mother`s partner.

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Doctor caught red-handed doing abortion during raid

In a raid conducted by a team of health department officials, a female doctor was on Thursday caught red-handed for carrying out abortion in outskirts of the city here.