abortions

Punjabi, Hindi-speaking communities in Canada may be practicing sex selective abortions: Report

Punjabi, Hindi-speaking communities in Canada may be practicing sex selective abortions: Report

The research also found that the ratios did not diminish with longer duration in Canada.

Apr 24, 2017, 21:59 PM IST
Pope Francis empowers Catholic priests to forgive abortion

Pope Francis empowers Catholic priests to forgive abortion

Announcing in an apostolic letter released on Monday, Pope Francis has extended indefinitely the power of Catholic priests to forgive abortions.

Nov 22, 2016, 06:14 AM IST

Vatican says chill, Pope Francis not backing pill

The Vatican on Friday moved swiftly to dampen claims Pope Francis had signalled a significant relaxation of the Catholic Church's ban on contraception in response to an outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.

Feb 19, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

Catholic group urges pope to allow contraception to fight Zika

A Roman Catholic group appealed to Pope Francis on Wednesday to allow Church members to "follow their conscience" and use contraception or to let women have abortions to protect themselves against the Zika virus.

Feb 11, 2016, 02:52 AM IST
China officially ends three-decade-old 'one child' policy

China officially ends three-decade-old 'one child' policy

China officially ended its one child policy on Sunday with the signing into law of a bill allowing all married couples to have a second child as it attempts to cope with an ageing population and shrinking workforce.

Dec 27, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Over 13 mn women abort in China every year

Over 13 million abortions are carried out in China every year with an increasing number of predominantly younger people choosing to end unwanted pregnancies, a media report said Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2015, 12:28 PM IST

British MPs vote in favour of ban on sex-based abortions

British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion declaring sex-selection abortion illegal, ending uncertainty over whether doctors can be prosecuted for the practice.

Nov 04, 2014, 22:52 PM IST

Spain police bust gang of Chinese bogus doctors

Spanish police busted a Chinese gang accused of carrying out back-street abortions, surgery and dentistry in unhygienic home clinics, officials said Friday.

Jun 27, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Gender-based abortions in some circumstances are lawful in UK

Doctors in Britain have been informed that they can carry out sex-selective abortions in certain circumstances and it would be lawful, the country`s top prosecutor on Monday said, justifying a decision not to prosecute two Indian-origin doctors accused of arranging abortions.

Oct 08, 2013, 01:02 AM IST

Unmarried mothers in Chinese city to pay hefty fee

People`s Daily reported that under the current interpretation of the draft regulation, unmarried mothers could be charged six times the annual per capita disposable income in Wuhan.

Jun 03, 2013, 12:53 PM IST

Time limit of abortions raised to nine weeks

The time limit for abortions has been increased from seven to nine weeks to facilitate family planning, the Drug Controller General of India has said.

Apr 26, 2013, 21:37 PM IST

France: Lawmakers pass bill to pay for abortions

France`s lower house voted to fully reimburse all abortions and to make contraception free for minors.

Oct 27, 2012, 08:57 AM IST

180,000 abortions in Delhi in five years

More than 180,000 abortions took place in the Indian capital in the last five years, according to information provided to a RTI activist.

Oct 23, 2012, 15:26 PM IST

Frequent abortions linked to preterm birth

Women who have had three or more abortions have a higher risk of some adverse birth outcomes.

Aug 30, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

China to crack down on sex-selective abortions

A government plan says efforts should made
to "eliminate discrimination against girls".

Aug 08, 2011, 20:35 PM IST

Activities at casinos leading to rise in abortions: BJP leader

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly
Manohar Parrikar (BJP) on Thursday claimed that "activities" at
off-shore casinos were resulting in the rising number of
abortions in the city.

Mar 31, 2011, 15:58 PM IST

Anorexia linked with unplanned pregnancies

Women with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions.

Nov 04, 2010, 09:57 AM IST

Anorexia linked with unplanned pregnancies

Women with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions.

Nov 04, 2010, 00:00 AM IST