A special committee set up to deliberate Ireland's abortion laws has voted for the constitutional rules to be changed.Read the full story ›
Medical ethics expert says that women should also be allowed to end a pregnancy for any reason, including to select sex of child.Read the full story ›
Diana Johnson says she wants to remove "Victorian" abortion laws which contain criminal sanctions for doctors and women.Read the full story ›
Norma McCorvey - the woman at the centre of a landmark court case which led to the legalisation of abortion in the US - has died.Read the full story ›
It is illegal to take the pills while pregnant in the UK if medical approval has not been given.Read the full story ›
Staff at Marie Stopes International had limited knowledge of procedures and lacked training in resuscitation, the watchdog said.Read the full story ›
Donations to Planned Parenthood in the name of Mike Pence have surged since the pro-life campaigner was elected vice president.Read the full story ›
The vote comes after 100,000 women demonstrated against the measures in Poland.Read the full story ›
Poland's government has indicated that it will scrap a highly controversial draft law that would have banned all abortions after an international outcry.
Tens of thousands had rallied against the proposed law which would make the procedure illegal even in cases where the fetus was not expected to survive or the mother's life was in danger.
Science and higher education minister Jaroslaw Gowin said the demonstrations had "caused us to think and taught us humility" in an apparent indication that the government was pulling back from a total ban.
Poland already has tight restrictions on abortion, which is only allowed in cases of rape, incest, badly damaged fetuses or if the mother's life is at risk.
It also allows doctors to refuse to carry out abortions if they have moral objections.
Activists plan to stage walkouts and a 'black protest' on social media against laws that would bar abortion in all circumstances.Read the full story ›