America is grappling with a recent surge of restrictive reproductive rights bills in states across the country. The culling of abortion and reproductive care may seem like a new challenge for the U.S., but the impact of these laws in other countries is well known.
Women journalists continue to cover different perspectives on anti-abortion legislation, and its ramifications, around the world. Their coverage creates a cautionary tale of how restriction impacts women, girls, and the communities they inhabit.
28 states are proposing or considering abortion bans this year. Rosemary Westwood takes a look at the strategic reasons behind proposed state abortion laws and their potential to advance to the Supreme Court and dismantle the framework of Roe.
Nearly one in five women imprisoned in Senegal was convicted of infanticide. Many see Senegal’s near-total ban on abortion as the reason behind the deaths of many newborns.
Latinx communities in the United States, who have a growing presence in the southern states, grapple with legislation that seeks to restrict access to reproductive healthcare services.
Laws that prohibit access to abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean often end up infringing on a woman’s basic right to life. Victims are usually the poorest in society, as observed during a recent trip to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic.
There is a long history of anti-abortion activists pushing for restrictive state laws. However, the current political climate and status of the Supreme Court changes the stakes. Take a look at the role these local state laws, and the pro-choice push-back, have on the national discussion of abortion and overturning Roe v. Wade.
Ahead of Ireland’s vote to end the ban on abortion last year, Olivia Harris shared stories from the debate — from the harrowing experiences of women seeking abortion to the impact of the Irish Catholic church on policy and public opinion.
Criminalizing Abortion: Serving 30 Years For A Miscarriage
These women are living proof that criminalizing abortion doesn't work. Abortion has been illegal in El Salvador since…
Women in El Salvador have been living with a near-total ban on abortion since 1997. The strict law even means that women who miscarry or have stillbirths can be charged with homicide.
Prevalent, private Catholic healthcare in Mexico is breeding severe restriction on a wide range of reproductive health services.
The women’s movement in Argentina is putting a spotlight on issues impacting women, including gender-based violence and access to reproductive healthcare. After a bill legalizing abortion nearly passed last year, growing support for the movement keeps activists hopeful as new legislation reaches Congress next week.