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Last Australian state decriminalises abortion

Last Australian state decriminalises abortion

Abortion was decriminalised in Australia's state of New South Wales on Thursday after weeks of contentious debate, bringing its laws into line with the rest of the country. Politicians from across the political spectrum voted to overturn the laws that date ba

Morocco journalist says police forced her to take medical test

Morocco journalist says police forced her to take medical test

A Moroccan journalist on trial over alleged sexual relations outside marriage and an "illegal abortion" told a court Monday that police had forced her to undergo a painful medical examination in custody.Hajar Raissouni's latest hearing came as hundreds of M

Will US Republicans feel the heat from climate change?

Will US Republicans feel the heat from climate change?

Francis Rooney is a Republican congressman from a conservative Florida district who opposes federal funding for abortions and supports President Donald Trump's plans for construction of a wall along the Mexican border.But he also recently co-sponsored a carbo

Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion

Madagascar's 'angel makers' flourish in ban on abortion

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar's Antananarivo."There are around eight foetuses buried here," said the Malagasy mother of six, standing on a narrow patch

US judge blocks restrictive Missouri abortion law

US judge blocks restrictive Missouri abortion law

A Missouri court Tuesday temporarily suspended a restrictive abortion law that was set to come into effect the following day in the conservative central US state.Kansas City Judge Howard Sachs said the law, which bans abortions after the eighth week of pregnan