abortion rights

A group of women raise their arms and wave green flags

Bill legalizing abortion passed in pope’s native Argentina

Reproductive rights

The vote means that abortion will be legalized up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother’s life.

Thousands of protesters gathered for the annual March for Life rally in Washington, DC.

A Latina explains why she backs the March for Life

Franci Machado brings her four-year-old daughter to work every day because she can't afford childcare. She says if she died because she couldn't get chemotherapy to treat her cancer no one would take care of her two children.

Women in Nicaragua fight for the right to get abortions that could save their lives

A priest holds up a banner reading "Brazil alive! Without abortion" while standing near an altar where Pope Francis later celebrated mass.

Thanks to Zika, now we know Latin America has the toughest abortion policies in the world

Graffiti in Bogota, Colombia, calling for the decriminalization of abortion.

Zika reignites the debate on reproductive rights in Latin America

Pro-life protestors demonstrate in Belfast 2012. Even after today’s ruling abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland in most circumstances.

Despite ruling, abortion is mostly illegal in Northern Ireland. And clinic protests are common.


In most of the United Kingdom, abortion has been legal since the 1960s. But in Northern Ireland it is still banned in almost all circumstances. But a new high court ruling says some of those restrictions violate human rights