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US Supreme Court to hear appeal on abortion during virus crisis

US Supreme Court to hear appeal on abortion during virus crisis

Abortion rights advocates on Saturday called on the US Supreme Court to urgently intervene to force Texas to reinstate the right to abortion, which has been suspended in the state since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.This is the first appeal relat

Virus crisis gives US abortion opponents an opening

Virus crisis gives US abortion opponents an opening

As the novel coronavirus rages across the United States, a new legal battle over abortion is brewing -- and its impact is unclear.Led by Texas, several conservative-leaning US states have classified abortions as "nonessential" or elective procedures -- meani

Texas, Ohio suspend abortions citing coronavirus fight

Texas, Ohio suspend abortions citing coronavirus fight

Texas and Ohio have ordered doctors to suspend carrying out abortions and all other non-urgent surgery as part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Abortion rights activists criticized the moves as an ideological maneuver and said abortions are not p

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Rare divisions have emerged in Gibraltar over an upcoming referendum on easing the tiny territory's draconian abortion laws as a poll published on Thursday suggested 70 percent would vote in favour. Ahead of the March 19 referendum, campaigners on both sides

US Supreme Court hears case that could set future of abortion

US Supreme Court hears case that could set future of abortion

The US Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a major abortion case for the first time since President Donald Trump appointed two new conservative justices -- with the future of the procedure potentially at stake.What may be the most significant case on th