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US court blocks Trump rule that limited abortion access

Washington, United States | AFP | A judge in the United States on Monday blocked an order by President Donald Trump’s administration that would have stripped free birth control from some American women. In October 2017, the Trump administration annulled an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception. The move extended …

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Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a “contract killer”. “Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone,” Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican. “Getting rid of a human being is like resorting to a contract killer …

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Trump to speak at anti-abortion rally in Washington

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump will appear via video link during this year’s March for Life, a mass rally of anti-abortion activists taking place Friday in Washington, the White House said. Trump “will become the first sitting president to address the March for Life from the …

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US court urged to allow abortions for immigrant teens

Washington, United States | AFP | A US court on Monday heard arguments from lawyers for two pregnant teenaged immigrants who are being prevented from having abortions while in custody. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in a motion filed with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, identified …

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Thousands march in Dublin against Irish abortion laws

Dublin, Ireland | AFP | Thousands of demonstrators marched in Dublin on Saturday in favour of liberalising Ireland’s tight abortion laws ahead of a planned referendum on the fiercely-debated issue. Protesters chanted, “My body, my choice” and waved placards reading “Not the church, not the state, women should decide their fate” …

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Ireland to hold abortion referendum in 2018

Dublin, Ireland | AFP | Ireland announced it will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases — just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits. The government is also planning votes to remove Ireland’s anti-blasphemy law and to reduce the …

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US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion claims

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organization’s “coercive” family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington said late Monday. According to a State Department official, President Donald Trump has instructed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …

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Law scholars drag govt to court demanding law on abortions

Two Makerere University law dons have dragged government to the Constitutional Court accusing it of failing to put in place laws legalizing abortions. Prof. Ben Twinomugisha and Dr. Rose Nakayi together of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)  have asked the court to issue an order compelling the …

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Pope gives priests permanent right to pardon abortion

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis declared Monday that all priests would have the right permanently to forgive abortion, seen as a significant outreach by the Catholic Church to women. “I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who …

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