abortion http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21188/all en Unsafe abortions increase, particularly in Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120119/unsafe-abortion-africa-who-study-abortions-womens-health An astonishing 97 percent of abortions performed in Africa are unsafe. In comparison, 9 percent of those in Europe are deemed unsafe. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120119/unsafe-abortion-africa-who-study-abortions-womens-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Africa Women's rights Health Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:28:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5688062 at http://www.globalpost.com Komen exec Karen Handel quits over Planned Parenthood funding cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/komen-exec-karen-handel-quits-planned-parenthood-funding-cut <p> &quot;I openly acknowledge my role in the matter and continue to believe our decision was the best one for Komen&#39;s future and the women we serve,&quot; Karen Handel wrote in her letter of resignation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120207/komen-exec-karen-handel-quits-planned-parenthood-funding-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion cancer Women's rights Health United States Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:09:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5690716 at http://www.globalpost.com France opts to cover 100 percent of abortion costs for citizens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/121002/france-opts-cover-100-percent-abortion-costs-citizens France has decided to reimburse women 100 percent of abortion costs under its new 2013 Social Security budget—while at the same time allowing clinics to charge more for the procedure. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/121002/france-opts-cover-100-percent-abortion-costs-citizens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion France Europe Health Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:35:51 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5721431 at http://www.globalpost.com Uruguay approves abortion law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121017/uruguay-approves-abortion-law <p>LIMA &mdash; Uruguay is set to become the third nation in Latin America to allow abortion on demand. The country&rsquo;s senate approved a bill Wednesday, by 17 votes to 14, which would permit pregnancy terminations for Uruguayan residents in the first trimester. The move marks a watershed in deeply Catholic Latin America. But there&#39;s a catch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121017/uruguay-approves-abortion-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Uruguay Americas World Religion Health Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5722942 at http://www.globalpost.com Savita Halappanavar: Woman dies after she was 'refused' abortion during miscarriage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/121114/savita-halappanavar-abortion-miscarriage-galway-ireland Savita Halappanavar was miscarrying, but doctors allegedly refused to intervene because "this is a Catholic country."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/121114/savita-halappanavar-abortion-miscarriage-galway-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Ireland Health Wed, 14 Nov 2012 16:04:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725982 at http://www.globalpost.com France makes abortion free http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130402/france-abortion-free The reform is designed to help remove the barriers that continue to prevent women exercising their "fundamental right" to reproductive control, said Health Minister Marisol Touraine.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/130402/france-abortion-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Want to Know France Health Tue, 02 Apr 2013 15:06:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5799390 at http://www.globalpost.com Mass confusion in Texas over Senate vote on abortion bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130626/mass-confusion-texas-over-senate-vote-abortion-b Texas State Senator Wendy Davis may have successfully performed her 13-hour-long filibuster against a new abortion bill that would make her state among the toughest in the nation on the controversial issue.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130626/mass-confusion-texas-over-senate-vote-abortion-b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Need to Know Texas Americas United States Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:49:34 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5867691 at http://www.globalpost.com Ireland passes landmark abortion bill, ending total ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/130712/ireland-passes-abortion-bill Ireland’s parliament has passed a landmark law that will allow limited abortion in the Catholic country for the first time.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/ireland/130712/ireland-passes-abortion-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Want to Know Ireland Health Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill 5882208 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's prime minister pushes ahead with anti-abortion legislation despite almost no popular support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140127/spain-abortion-protest-rajoy <p>BARCELONA &mdash; Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a lot to worry about. Despite tentative signs of economic recovery, more than a quarter of the workforce is still looking for a job. Spain&#39;s most populous and richest region is threatening to break away after an independence referendum this year while the ruling conservative party reels from graft allegations and another fraud scandal is sapping respect for the monarchy. Not the best time, then, to launch a bitterly divisive new policy initiative opposed by more than 80 percent of the population.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140127/spain-abortion-protest-rajoy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> abortion Want to Know Politics Culture & Lifestyle Spain Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:49:00 +0000 Paul Ames 6054523 at http://www.globalpost.com