Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks in Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2021. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS

Access to safe abortions saves lives: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that access to safe abortions saves lives, after a leaked draft ruling indicated the US Supreme Court was mulling ending nationwide legal abortions.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2021 demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. - A US federal judge on October 6, 2021 temporarily blocked a controversial law that bans most abortions in the state of Texas. The statue, which went into force on September 1, prohibits abortions as soon as an embryo's heartbeat is detectable, usually at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. There are no exceptions for cases of incest or rape. (Photo by Montinique Monroe / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law

A Texas clinic resumed providing abortions on Thursday to women who are more than six weeks pregnant after a federal judge temporarily blocked a state law restricting the procedure.
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