A Guttmacher Institute report released Monday showed the U.S. abortion rate reached its lowest level in 40 years . The abortion rate in Spain also recently fell following a 2010 law that allowed abortions until the 14th week of the pregnancy.
Despite the decrease, the Spanish Parliament is considering a proposal to ban all abortions except in cases of rape or if the mother’s health is in danger. The proposal caused tens of thousands to descend upon the parliament in protest Saturday. Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to reconsider a 2012 Arizona ban on abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal gestation. The highest court’s decision upholds a lower court’s ruling that the ban violated a women’s constitution right to terminate pregnancy up to the time when the fetus was “viable” enough to live outside the womb. Continue reading
Five states have moved to adopt tighter abortion regulations, including North Dakota, where a new law prohibits abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life and Ilyse Hogue of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Continue reading
The murder of prominent Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller has raised new questions on where things stand among groups on both sides of the abortion debate. Kevin Eckstrom, editor of Religion News Service, examines the impact of Tiller’s death on the abortion issue. Continue reading
In his commencement speech at Notre Dame University, President Obama urged those on both sides of the abortion debate to seek “common ground” in dialogue on the divisive topic. Analysts examine public opinion on the abortion issue. Continue reading