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Abortion rights protest

Indiana has become the first state in the United States to pass extreme abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, reports Common Dreams.

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In an August 2 referendum, voters in Kansas resoundingly rejected a proposed amendment to remove the right to abortion from the state's constitution, reports Jake Johnson.

Abortion rights protest in Adelaide

The full implications of the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs Wade are just beginning to be understood, writes Barry Sheppard.

A new government database tracking pregnancies in Poland has sparked fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care. Julia Conley reports.

Abortion rights protest in the US

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across 600 cities and towns in the United States on May 14 in defence of abortion rights, reports Barry Sheppard.

Abortion rights are LGBTIQ rights

The Republican Party is spearheading a reactionary drive against the hard-won gains of the women's liberation and LGBTI rights movements, reports Barry Sheppard.

Supporters of abortion rights turned out across the United States in protest against laws in Texas and Mississippi that effectively outlaw most abortions, reports Barry Sheppard.

Legislative attacks on abortion rights in the US have escalated this year, as social conservatives have shifted tactics with an unprecedented wave of state abortion bans adopted.

The most restrictive legislation was signed into law by Alabama's governor on May 15. It bans abortion altogether, except for cases of medical emergency. Pregnancy resulting from sexual assault is no exception and doctors performing abortions are criminalised with penalties of up to 99 years in jail.

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