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Abortion laws in Poland

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

The Polish parliament has rejected draft legislation to allow abortion until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy by 240 votes to 173.

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US Supreme Court strikes down Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion

Abortion rights activists have claimed a victory after the US Supreme Court ruled in their favour striking down a Texas law which imposes strict regulations on abortion…

Abortion rights activists have claimed a victory after the US Supreme Court ruled in their favour striking down a Texas law which imposes strict regulations on abortion…

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To ban or not to ban abortion?

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

In this episode of Insiders we go to Poland where pro-life and pro-choice activists have taken their battle to the street. We then travel to Malta

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Poland: pushing towards a total abortion ban?

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

On the streets of Poland a battle for the future of abortion is being fought. Maria had to make this decision alone a few years ago. The young woman

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Abortion ban in Malta: the EU's last standing ban ?

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

Malta is for now the EU’s last country where abortion is banned in all cases. While some are beginning to call for a public debate on women’s

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Europe's abortion rules - no single policy

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

Poland is poised to restrict abortion rights and Italy has been censured by the Council of Europe over the issue. Does this mark a shift in

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Polish pro-choice protesters rally against abortion ban

Thousands of pro-choice supporters in Poland have held a rally outside parliament. It came as the leader of the country’s ruling party backed a call

Thousands of pro-choice supporters in Poland have held a rally outside parliament. It came as the leader of the country’s ruling party backed a call

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US: Trump rows back after sparking abortion row

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy – and now he has sparked off a spat over abortion. The billionaire

US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy – and now he has sparked off a spat over abortion. The billionaire

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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis is to allow all priests discretion to forgive abortion during the Roman Catholic church’s upcoming Holy Year. It is the Argentine’s

Pope Francis is to allow all priests discretion to forgive abortion during the Roman Catholic church’s upcoming Holy Year. It is the Argentine’s

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Poland 'Pro-life' march attracts thousands in Warsaw

Around 5,000 anti-abortion protesters took to the streets of Warsaw on Sunday. Called the march for ‘Life and Family’, demonstrators called for the

Around 5,000 anti-abortion protesters took to the streets of Warsaw on Sunday. Called the march for ‘Life and Family’, demonstrators called for the

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Woman miscarries after boyfriend secretly gives her abortion pills

Prosecutors are seeking the strongest possible sentence for a Norwegian man who fed his ex-girlfriend abortion pills in a smoothie. The 26-year-old

Prosecutors are seeking the strongest possible sentence for a Norwegian man who fed his ex-girlfriend abortion pills in a smoothie. The 26-year-old

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Abortion protesters clash in Buenos Aires

Around 200 protesters on both sides of the abortion debate confronted each other outside a government building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on

Around 200 protesters on both sides of the abortion debate confronted each other outside a government building in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on

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Abortion law defeat celebrated in Spain by Women's parades

Women in Spain have been marching this Sunday to celebrate the government’s defeat last week in trying to introduce stricter anti-abortion

Women in Spain have been marching this Sunday to celebrate the government’s defeat last week in trying to introduce stricter anti-abortion

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Spain drops controversial law restricting abortion

The man behind Spain’s move to severely restrict the right to abortion has resigned after the planned new law was dropped. Justice Minister Alberto

The man behind Spain’s move to severely restrict the right to abortion has resigned after the planned new law was dropped. Justice Minister Alberto

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Spain: Thousands protest against tougher abortion laws

Thousands of women have been demonstrating in Madrid against controversial moves to scrap Spain’s abortion on demand law. New proposals aim to

Thousands of women have been demonstrating in Madrid against controversial moves to scrap Spain’s abortion on demand law. New proposals aim to

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France: Pro-abortion rally

As a sign of support for the large pro-abortion demonstration in Madrid, thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to defend the

As a sign of support for the large pro-abortion demonstration in Madrid, thousands of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to defend the

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Madrid: Thousands join march against plans to restrict abortion

Tens of thousands of chanting protesters have marched to Spain’s national parliament building in Madrid – to vent their opposition to proposed new

Tens of thousands of chanting protesters have marched to Spain’s national parliament building in Madrid – to vent their opposition to proposed new

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Abortion choice by right, hard won, under attack in Europe

Thousands of people who defend abortion as a matter of free individual choice by right came to Brussels from all around Europe on Wednesday, to

Thousands of people who defend abortion as a matter of free individual choice by right came to Brussels from all around Europe on Wednesday, to

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Spanish abortion bill set to trigger huge protest in Madrid

Saturday is being billed as a day of protest in Madrid when thousands of pro-abortion supporters are due to demonstrate against the

Saturday is being billed as a day of protest in Madrid when thousands of pro-abortion supporters are due to demonstrate against the

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Thousands protest in Brussels on planned anti-abortion law in Spain

Demonstrators staged a protest outside the Spanish Embassy in Brussels. Organisers said there was a crowd of over 2,000 to show their opposition to

Demonstrators staged a protest outside the Spanish Embassy in Brussels. Organisers said there was a crowd of over 2,000 to show their opposition to

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The complex and emotive debate on abortion in Europe

In this edition of U-Talk we hear both sides of the debate argument on abortion Julie in Paris asks: “The U-turn by the Spanish government on

In this edition of U-Talk we hear both sides of the debate argument on abortion Julie in Paris asks: “The U-turn by the Spanish government on

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Thousands take part in Paris anti-abortion march

Thousands of people demonstrated against abortion in a “march for life” in Paris on Sunday. Police figures state around 16,000 protesters took

Thousands of people demonstrated against abortion in a “march for life” in Paris on Sunday. Police figures state around 16,000 protesters took

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European parties denounce plans to tighten Spain's abortion laws

Most of the European Parliament’s political groups are demanding the Spanish government abandon plans for more-restrictive abortion laws. However

Most of the European Parliament’s political groups are demanding the Spanish government abandon plans for more-restrictive abortion laws. However

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Abortion 'horrific' says Pope in nod to conservatives

In his first ‘State of the World’ address the Pope has made his toughest remarks to date on abortion, describing the practice as ‘horrific’

In his first ‘State of the World’ address the Pope has made his toughest remarks to date on abortion, describing the practice as ‘horrific’

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Spain moves to roll abortion laws back to 1985

For anti-abortion activists, it has been an historic day for Spain. They are delighted that the government wants to change the law back to what it

For anti-abortion activists, it has been an historic day for Spain. They are delighted that the government wants to change the law back to what it