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On Board the Controversial Bus Giving Out Illegal Abortion Pills in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish pro-choice activists are mobilizing in the wake of Ireland's decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment. We join protesters handing out abortion pills in one of the most anti-choice nations in Europe.
Norma Costello
6.4.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Irish Expats Flying Home to Vote Against Ireland's Abortion Ban

“I am traveling home to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on behalf of all the women and girls in Ireland who do not have a choice about what happens to their bodies.”
Zing Tsjeng
2.16.18
abortion
abortion

The Struggles Women Still Face Trying to Get an Abortion in the UK

Fifty years ago this week, the Abortion Act revolutionized abortion access in the UK. But women across the region continue to face obstacles.
Zing Tsjeng
10.27.17
abortion
abortion

Landmark Vote Will Stop Anti-Abortion Protesters From Harassing Women

For years, women visiting the Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Ealing, west London were targeted by demonstrators. Now politicians from the local council have taken action.
Niamh McIntyre
10.11.17
abortion
abortion

Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Other Fake Clinics to Burn Baby Powder Candles

In a Facebook post, Stanton Healthcare Belfast praised the baby powder-scented Yankee Candle: "It just smells like a newborn baby."
Zing Tsjeng
8.18.17
abortion
abortion

These Keanu Reeves Abortion Rights Memes Are Most Excellent, Dude

Dublin graphic designer Linda Kavanagh has raised over 2,000 euros for a pro-choice charity through the power of Keanu Reeves memes.
Sirin Kale
5.23.17
feminism
feminism

The Women Trolling the GOP with Bills that Restrict Viagra Use and Ejaculation

Throughout the US, female politicians are proposing laws that would regulate men's reproductive choices the way we regulate women's. Though the legislation is often described as satirical, the intent behind it is dead serious: to show how ridiculous...
Rebecca Grant
3.28.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Trump’s Massive Expansion of the Global Gag Rule Will Kill Women, Advocates Warn

The global gag rule forbids foreign NGOs that receive US funding from even speaking about abortion—and Trump just expanded it substantially. Millions of women could suffer and die as a result, reproductive rights organizations say.
Rebecca Grant
1.25.17
politics
politics

Women Prepare for Years of Fighting as Trump Begins to Attack Abortion Rights

On January 21, millions of women throughout the world stood in protest of President Trump. On the 22nd, they celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On the 23rd, he reinstated an abortion restriction from the 1980s.
Callie Beusman
1.23.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

'We Must Take Action': An Abortion Doctor in the South on the Future Under Trump

Dr. Willie Parker works as an abortion provider in Alabama and Mississippi, the latter of which has just one clinic remaining. He's also the board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health. In an op-ed, he reflects on the devastating threat of a...
Dr. Willie Parker
11.23.16
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Photos

For Female Market Porters in Ghana, Access to Contraception Can Save Lives

In Ghana, girls as young as ten leave their homes to work as porters in markets, where they are vulnerable to sexual abuse and unplanned pregnancy. One organization is working to help by providing access to reproductive care.
Linda Yang
10.22.16
Interviews
Interviews

'How Do You Bring a Body Home?': The Woman Forced to Carry an Unviable Pregnancy

In Ireland, abortion is forbidden in nearly all circumstances—including if the fetus has a fatal genetic condition. Under this dehumanizing law, Claire Cullen-Delsol was forced to continue her pregnancy despite knowing the child would die after birth.
Sarah Waldron
10.20.16