Former French president 'very upset' by sexual assault claim
France's oldest surviving former president Valery Giscard d'Estaing is "very upset" by an accusation of sexual assault made by a German journalist and has no recollection of such an incident
Poles protest move to further restrict abortion access
Dozens of Polish women's rights activists used their cars and bicycles to block central Warsaw on Tuesday to protest draft legislation that would ban the abortion of foetuses with congenital birth defects, an AFP photographer saw.
North Irish lawmakers sit to oppose abortion reform
A group of Northern Irish lawmakers will return to their parliament on Monday in a last-minute protest at the liberalisation of abortion laws, set to come into force after being decided by London for the suspended Belfast executive.
Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion
Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo.
UK MPs back extending gay marriage, abortion rights to Northern Ireland
MPs in Britain's House of Commons voted on Tuesday to extend same-sex marriage and abortion rights to Northern Ireland -- unless devolved government is restored there by October 21. Campaigners hailed the move as a "big step forward" in bringing the law in socially-conservative Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the country. However,…
If only you will believe - Part 3
Whoever that lives by faith and has a faith that influences his conversation shall not be wearied by his existence. He that lives and believes in Christ is he that by faith is born again to a heavenly and divine life. No one has with physical eyes seen God, but by faith, the saints have…
German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'
A German court Friday fined two gynaecologists for offering information publicly on how they carry out abortion services, despite the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.
Illinois establishes abortion as 'fundamental right'
The governor of the US state of Illinois on Wednesday enacted a law establishing a "fundamental right" to abortion and removing old laws that criminalized the procedure. The Illinois law was passed in response to a wave of bans and restrictions approved in other states, and Governor JB Pritzker hailed it as "a beacon of…
Argentina's women protest for legal abortion, against violence
Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women.
Pope condemns abortion as use of 'paid killer'
Pope Francis reiterated Saturday that abortion is unacceptable, saying its use amounted to the hiring of a "paid killer."