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House won’t allow abortion bill – Speaker Belmonte

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said the House of Representatives would not allow an abortion bill, allaying fears that such legislation would follow the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sex rights still contentious – UN population chief

Babatunde Osotimehin, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director. AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO

The world has changed dramatically since the U.N. population conference in Cairo in 1994 but the U.N. population chief said many issues remain as contentious as they were 20 years ago, including sexual rights, abortion, sex education, lesbian and gay rights, and child marriage.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aborted fetus left outside Quezon City church

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Novaliches, QC

An aborted three-month fetus was found Tuesday outside the restroom of the Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Barangay Sta. Monica in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Thousands protest abortion in Paris

Hundreds of people take part in a "March for life", a demonstration to protest against abortion on January 19, 2014 in Paris.  AFP

Thousands of people protested abortion in France in a Paris rally Sunday on the eve of a parliamentary debate on a bill that would make terminations of pregnancy easier.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Forced abortion highlights abuses in China policy

In this Jan. 4, 2014 photo, Wu Yongyuan, right, shows medicines his wife Gong Qifeng, left, takes to control her schizophrenia symptoms, in a room they rent in Beijing for stay as Wu keeps petitioning to China's central government for help. AP

When her mind is clear, Gong Qifeng can recall how she begged for mercy. Several people pinned her head, arms, knees and ankles to a hospital bed before driving a syringe of labor-inducing drugs into her stomach.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain seeks tighter abortion law, sparking protests

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. AP

Spain’s government says it will meet Friday to tighten abortion laws, sparking an outcry from pro-choice groups who warn of a return to the 1980s, when women had to go abroad to end unwanted pregnancies.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US woman sues Catholic group over miscarriage rules

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A woman twice sent home from a Catholic hospital during a painful miscarriage has sued the church’s hierarchy for imposing standards of care which bar termination of any pregnancy, her lawyers said Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Topless women disrupt anti-abortion rally in Spain

Activists from the women's movement Femen protest near a demonstration against the abortion in Madrid, Spain. The activists from the European feminist group were demonstrating with 'Abortion is Sacred', and 'keep out of my body' written on their bodies against the government's conservative new abortion law. AP

An anti-abortion rally in Spain by Christian groups has been disrupted by a five topless women from the feminist group Femen chanting “Abortion is sacred.”

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Court reinstates most Texas abortion restrictions

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. A U.S. appeals court on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics will not be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday issued a ruling reinstating most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions, which means as many as 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Topless women stage pro-abortion protest in Spain

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Women from the feminist group Femen have staged a topless protest in the Spanish Parliament against the conservative government’s planned abortion law reform.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope urges more understanding for homosexuality and divorce

Pope Francis. AP

Pope Francis on Thursday urged “mercy” for homosexuals, divorced people and women who have abortions, saying the Catholic Church had to show understanding for the real conditions of people’s lives.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas abortion providers fear major shutdowns

Dr. Howard Novick discusses Texas abortion restrictions at his Houston office Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature could force Novick to close the Houston abortion clinic he opened in 1980 because, he says, he does not have $1 million to $1.5 million to convert his run-of-the-mill medical office into a fully loaded surgical center with wide corridors and sophisticated air-flow systems. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Dr. Howard Novick winces as he recalls treating two and three women a week for infections and complications from botched abortions. It was the early 1970s, before the procedure was legalized, and the experience persuaded him to devote his life to this area of medicine.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

SC oral arguments: Anti-RH law groups rebuked over abortifacient issue

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Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Do not generalize, a high court justice cautioned anti-RH Law advocates over the issue of abortifacient during Tuesday’s oral argument.

Posted: July 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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