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World 26 May 2019 | 7:17 PM

Support for abortion rights grows as some U.S. states curb access - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.

World 22 May 2019 | 2:22 AM

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party's 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republican-dominated legislatures in eight states.

World 21 May 2019 | 9:36 PM

U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions - U.N. rights office

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on U.S. authorities on Tuesday to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life.

World 18 May 2019 | 4:09 AM

Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

(Reuters) - Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States.

World 17 May 2019 | 4:42 AM

Alabama abortion law draws some criticism, mostly silence from national Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republicans in the U.S. Congress are criticising a new Alabama law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state as too extreme, saying exceptions should be made for rape and incest and questioning whether it will hold up in court.

World 16 May 2019 | 3:49 AM

Explainer - Roe v. Wade at risk: key facts on legal challenges to U.S. abortion rights

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bill passed by Alabama legislators that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state is the strictest such measure in the United States. If signed into law, it will face legal challenges and put the focus on the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, the final stop on all roads in the fight over abortion.

World 15 May 2019 | 9:54 PM

Alabama governor signs strictest U.S. abortion ban into law

(Reuters) - Alabama's governor signed a bill on Wednesday to ban nearly all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest challenge by conservatives to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

World 15 May 2019 | 10:50 AM

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

(Reuters) - Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

AseanPlus News 12 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

S. Korean court orders abortion ban to be lifted

SEOUL: South Korea’s constitutional court ordered the country’s decades-old abortion ban to be lifted in a landmark ruling over a law that campaigners say puts women at risk.

AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2019 | 11:31 PM

Father raped 15-year-old daughter after drunkenly mistaking her for his wife, Hong Kong court hears

Construction worker returned home ‘stinking of alcohol’ before crawling into his daughter’s bed, court told Daughter tells psychologist she has forgiven father but is angry at social worker who reported case without her consent