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German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

A German court Friday fined two gynaecologists for offering information online about their abortion services, rekindling an emotional row over a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising pregnancy terminations.German law allows abortions but effectiv

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

German court fines two doctors over abortion 'advertising'

A German court Friday fined two gynaecologists for offering information publicly on how they carry out abortion services, despite the recent easing of a Nazi-era law banning practitioners from advertising of pregnancy terminations.German law allows abortions b

Illinois establishes abortion as 'fundamental right'

Illinois establishes abortion as 'fundamental right'

The governor of the US state of Illinois on Wednesday enacted a law establishing a "fundamental right" to abortion and removing old laws that criminalized the procedure.The Illinois law was passed in response to a wave of bans and restrictions approved in ot

US business leaders express support for abortion rights

US business leaders express support for abortion rights

Nearly 200 business leaders on Monday endorsed an open letter on abortion rights, saying conservative efforts to restrict "comprehensive reproductive care" would be bad for both employees and customers."Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care,

US prosecutors say they won't enforce strict abortion laws

US prosecutors say they won't enforce strict abortion laws

A group of American prosecutors pledged on Friday not to enforce strict abortion laws in response to attempts to tighten access to the procedure in parts of the United States.The 42 elected prosecutors -- some of whom come from states that have restricted acce

Biden, in flip, opposes ban on federal funds for abortion

Biden, in flip, opposes ban on federal funds for abortion

Leading US Democrat Joe Biden, facing major pressure from several rivals chasing the party's 2020 presidential nomination, on Thursday reversed his longstanding opposition to using federal funds for abortions.For decades the former vice president supported th