Experts group says abortion in Germany should be decriminalized during pregnancy’s first 12 weeks

[ad_1] BERLIN — An independent experts commission recommended Monday that abortion in Germany should no longer fall under the country’s penal code and be made legal during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Currently, abortion is considered illegal in Germany but not punishable if a woman undergoes mandatory counseling and a three-day wait period before … Read more

Arizona just revived an 1864 law criminalizing abortion. Here’s what’s happening in other states

[ad_1] Developments this week in Arizona underscored something that was already apparent about the 2024 elections in the United States: Abortion is going to loom large as an issue in state and federal elections — including the presidential race — and directly in the form of referendums in some states. An Arizona Supreme Court ruling … Read more

Polish lawmakers will vote on whether to lift a near-total abortion ban

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland — Polish lawmakers are due to vote Friday on whether to lift a near-total ban on abortion, a highly divisive issue in the traditionally Roman Catholic country, which has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe. The party of centrist Prime Minister Donald Tusk wants to change the law to allow … Read more

Iowa asks state Supreme Court to let its restrictive abortion law go into effect

[ad_1] DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to let its blocked abortion law go into effect and uphold it altogether, disputing abortion providers’ claims it infringes on women’s rights to exercise bodily autonomy. The law, which bans most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and before many women … Read more

Poland has a strict abortion law — and many abortions. Lawmakers are now tackling the legislation

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s parliament is finally holding a long-awaited debate on liberalizing the country’s strict abortion law. The traditionally Catholic nation has one of the most restrictive laws in Europe — but the reality is that many women terminate pregnancies at home with pills mailed from abroad. Lawmakers in the lower house of … Read more

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

[ad_1] A push to ask Arizona voters to add a right to abortion to the state constitution took on new stakes this week when the state’s Supreme Court ruled that the state can enforce a ban on abortion in all stages of pregnancy. Arizona is one of several states where abortion might be on the … Read more

What to know about the Arizona Supreme Court ruling that reinstates an 1864 near-total abortion ban

[ad_1] PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court has delivered a landmark decision in giving the go-ahead to enforce a long-dormant law that bans nearly all abortions, drastically altering the legal landscape within the state around terminating pregnancies. The law predating Arizona’s statehood provides no exceptions for rape or incest and allows abortions only if the … Read more

Arizona can enforce an 1864 law criminalizing nearly all abortions, court says

[ad_1] PHOENIX — Arizona can soon enforce a long-dormant law criminalizing all abortions except when a mother’s life is at stake, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, opening the door to prosecuting doctors who perform the procedures. Under the decision, a long-dormant law that predates Arizona’s statehood would take effect. It provides no exceptions for … Read more

Trump says he’ll announce his position on abortion Monday, a key moment in the presidential race

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump says he will finally announce Monday when he believes abortions should be banned, after months of refusing to stake a position on an issue that could decide the outcome of November’s presidential election. The presumptive Republican nominee wrote on his social media site Sunday night that he … Read more

Tennessee lawmakers pass bill to require anti-abortion group video, or comparable, in public schools

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee would become the latest state to require public school students to watch a video on fetal development produced by an anti-abortion group, or something comparable, under legislation that is headed to Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s desk. The GOP-dominated Senate passed the legislation Thursday, with the five Democrats in attendance and … Read more