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The Women’s Abortion Action Campaign was launched in 1972. Christine Smith discusses its origins and approach, and the need to be vigilant about reproductive health.

Protests for abortion access in Australia were organised on the weekend of July 5–6 in several cities. Kerry Smith reports.

Thousands of people rallied and marched around Australia on July 1 and 2 in solidarity with the United States campaign to defend abortion rights. Kerry Smith reports.

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Alex Bainbridge reports that more than 2000 people marched through winter rain on July 1 to protest the United States' Supreme Court overturning of abortion rights.

The right to decide whether or not to have children is fundamental. Kamala Emanuel argues that those who say they want to ban abortion out of concern for women are having themselves on.

Four hundred people rallied outside the US Consulate to protest the United States Supreme Court decision to strike down the 1973 Roe v Wade ruling. Alex Salmon reports.

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.

The “leak” of the draft decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs Wade, the 1973 ruling legalising women’s right to abortion, signals that it will probably do so in its final decision on the Mississippi anti-abortion law before it. Barry Sheppard reports.

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Mexico’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that laws penalising women and pregnant persons for terminating their pregnancy are unconstitutional, reports Tanya Wadhwa

After many years of campaigning, Argentina’s feminist movements booked a historic victory when abortion was finally legalised, writes Virginia Tognola.

2018 abortion rights protest in Argentina. Photo: Lara Va/Wikimedia Commons CC: SA 4.0

While Argentina just legalised abortion rights, it is prohibited or limited in most of Latin America, writes Tamara Pearson. For those forced to continue a pregnancy deprives them of agency, autonomy and well being.

Few would know about the Women's Embassy outside Old Parliament House in Canberra which helped put the campaign for reproductive rights on the political agenda in Australia. Coral Wynter reports.

Cairns City councillor Rob Pyne speaks to Green Left about campaigning for democratic socialism in Far North Queensland.

The Brazilian government is moving to restrict access to legal abortion and intimidating health professionals, writes Marina Duarte de Souza.

An abortion rights rally outside NSW parliament on July 31.

Abortion has finally been decriminalised in New South Wales, after decades of campaigning and nearly 40 hours of parliamentary “debate” that generated widespread anguish around what should be a basic health matter.

Following the victory in the campaign to repeal Ireland’s anti abortion laws, Ireland has entered a new historic moment ripe with possibilities for profound change, writes Amy Ward.

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