[health] abortion

Ten years after the world's nations pledged to achieve equality for women, a follow-up meeting has become embroiled in controversy over a U.S. demand that its final declaration state that women are not guaranteed the right to abortion.
Contraception has a long history in Islam. Early Islam actually developed contraceptive medicine and instructed Europe on it.
America's religious right has scored its first legislative victory since George Bush's re-election by inserting a clause into a spending bill to undermine state laws requiring hospitals to provide abortions.
Critics have said the decision suggests the Church values the life of an unborn child above the well-being and safety of a woman.
Pain bénit pour les associations de lutte antiavortement du monde entier, le pape va canoniser le 16 mai, lors d’une cérémonie officielle sur la place Saint-Pierre à Rome, une femme qui a choisi de mourir pour sauver l’enfant qu’elle attendait.
A proposal by 13 Muslim scholars that abortion be legalized for pregnancy caused by rape or incest has sparked a variety of reactions among religious leaders.
Protest in Washington DC in support of abortion rights.
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