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Joe Biden reverses position on federal funding for abortion

Biden is the front-runner in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination and a former vice president.

Jun 07, 2019, 15:08 PM IST

Pope Francis denounces abortion as Nazi-era white glove eugenics

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics programme and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association.

Jun 17, 2018, 07:57 AM IST

Comedienne Bharti Singh makes shocking revelation on Rajeev Khandelwal's show, says mom wanted to 'abort me'

Rajeev's show is turning out to be quite a hit.

Jun 01, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Ireland set to end abortion ban as exit polls signal landslide vote

Voters were asked if they wish to scrap a 1983 amendment to the constitution that gives an unborn child and its mother equal rights to life. 

May 26, 2018, 14:19 PM IST

Horrific: Raped for months, woman brings aborted foetus in a bag to police

A young woman, allegedly raped for months by a man, managed to flee her abductor and reached the police station carrying her aborted foetus in a bag. The horrific incident took place in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district, about 500-km distance away from Bhopal.

Apr 06, 2018, 19:51 PM IST

Woman forced to undergo abortion after CPM leader allegedly kicks her

A woman in Kozhikode in Kerala was forced to undergo an abortion after she was allegedly kicked in the stomach by a Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader. Police have registered a case in connection with the incident.

Feb 15, 2018, 09:38 AM IST

Beware! Adulterated milk may cause abortions and deformities in babies

Cattle are fed with many steroids and hormonal injections to boost the delivery of milk production.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:05 PM IST

Ohio bans doctors from performing Down Syndrome baby abortions

A doctor performing an abortion in such a case could face a fourth-degree felony charge and physicians could lose their licenses.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

Abortion in India: One in three pregnancies gets terminated

According to the study published in the noted medical journal Lancet, India recorded around 15.6 million abortions in 2015.

Dec 12, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

US lawmaker to retire after mistress abortion scandal: media

A US congressman who sponsored legislation criminalizing late-term abortion announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election next year, after a report revealed he urged his mistress to have an abortion.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

US House votes to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to ban nearly all late-term abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, advancing a priority held by President Donald Trump's party.

Oct 04, 2017, 10:38 AM IST

Thousands protest against Ireland's abortion ban

Thousands of people staged a massive protest calling for an end to Ireland's abortion laws.

Oct 01, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

13-year-old rape survivor gets nod from Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

The girl is a resident of Mumbai and a student of class seven. 

Sep 06, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear 13-year-old rape survivor's plea to abort 30-week-old foetus today

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, will be hearing the plea of a 13-year-old rape survivor, who is seeking permission to abort her 30-week-old foetus.

Aug 31, 2017, 07:18 AM IST

SC allows woman to abort foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly

The medical board, in its report, told the apex court that, "the surgeries that will be necessary on the foetus have been reported to carry high morbidity and mortality."

Aug 10, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

SC allows woman to abort 26-week-old foetus without skull

It directed that the termination of pregnancy would be performed by the doctors of the hospital where she underwent a medical check-up.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

Hyderabad: Engineering student dies after botched abortion

The police were trying to find out if the hospital violated the guidelines by the Indian Medical Council and District Medical and Health Officer for abortions.


Aug 07, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

New guidelines allowing abortion till 24 weeks 'only in rare cases' may soon be issued

Section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act permits a termination after the mandated 20 weeks only if it is "immediately necessary" to save the life of the mother.

Aug 01, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

Supreme Court dismisses plea for 10-year-old rape survivor's abortion

The PIL was filed after a Chandigarh district court on July 18 refused to let the girl undergo the abortion after it was confirmed that she was 26 weeks pregnant.

Jul 28, 2017, 16:15 PM IST

Supreme Court allows 10-year-old rape victim abort pregnancy

A bench comprising of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that a medical board will look in to the possible risk on the girl's life due to the abortion.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:58 PM IST