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January 23, 2020

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Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal funding program

Planned Parenthood withdraws from federal funding program

Planned Parenthood announced Monday it will withdraw from a federal funding program rather than comply with a new rule prohibiting taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with patients.On Twitter, the organization referred to the new p

Argentine abortion activists unbowed in regional battle

Argentine abortion activists unbowed in regional battle

One year after Argentina's Senate defeated a bill to legalize abortion, the country's feminists are keeping up the fight and leading Latin America's struggle for abortion rights.Apart from Cuba, Uruguay and Mexico City, voluntary abortion is illegal in Lati

Texas Democrat famed for filibuster to run for US Congress

Texas Democrat famed for filibuster to run for US Congress

Wendy Davis, a Texas Democrat who rose to fame after an 11-hour long filibuster to block strict state anti-abortion measures, announced Monday a bid for the US Congress.Davis was so famous after her epic 2013 filibuster in the Texas state capitol that she ran

US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

The United States said Tuesday it will again withhold contributions to the UN Population Fund due to its work with China, which controls family size, as the agency accused Washington of jeopardizing women's health.It marked the third straight year that the Un

Cautious welcome in Belfast for abortion, gay rights vote

Cautious welcome in Belfast for abortion, gay rights vote

In a Belfast alleyway, a poignant graffiti mural makes a promise to Northern Ireland's LGBT youth: "It won't always be like this. It's going to get better."The words are a quote from Lyra McKee -- a young gay journalist shot dead by dissident republicans