US President Joseph Biden Friday issued an Executive Order which would mitigate the effects of the recent overturning by the US Supreme Court of the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which had cleared the way for abortions nationwide.
A woman in El Salvador has been handed down a 50-year jail sentence for having had an abortion, it was reported Monday. It was the first time that the maximum penalty has been applied. Pro-abortion groups have pledged to appeal the ruling.
The iconic 1973 US Supreme Court ruling known as Roe v. Wade which cleared the way for decriminalizing abortion has been overturned Friday when deciding on a Mississippi law banning the interruption of pregnancies after 15 weeks, thus ending alleged constitutional protections that had been in place for nearly half a century.
A newspaper report has leaked a substantial majority of judges on the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) were planning to vote in favor of overturning the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling whereby abortion became legal in the country.
A Committee within Chile's Constitutional Convention Wednesday greenlighted a set of articles granting sexual and reproductive rights, which will now be put up for a plenum approval to be added to the country's new Fundamental Law.
Colombia's Constitutional Court Monday ruled to decriminalize medical procedures to terminate pregnancies up to the 24th week. In other words, there will be no criminal consequences for such actions until the sixth month.
Chile's Lower House Tuesday turned down a bill to decriminalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy by 65 votes against, 62 in favor and one abstention. Thus the initiative will be shelved.
Silence from the Supreme Court of the United States after XXX appeals have rendered legislation passed in May by the US State of Texas banning most abortions to be enforceable as of September 1.
Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbot Wednesday signed into law a new bill criminalizing terminations of pregnancies of six weeks or more.
Argentina on Thursday became one of just a handful of Latin American countries to allow elective abortion, as neighboring Chile initiated its own debate on decriminalizing a procedure denied to most women on the continent. President Alberto Fernandez signed a law that allows abortion until 14 weeks of pregnancy that was passed by the Senate on December 30.