Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. It was made legal in the U.S. in 1973, following the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. However, it remains a highly debated political issue, both online and in real life, with many states instituting their own laws restricting access to services and banning the procedure under certain circumstances.
Irish government forced to compensate woman who had to travel for an abortion
The UN said that Ireland's constitutional ban on abortions was a violation of her human rights.
Texas rule now requires women to bury or cremate aborted fetuses
A similar law in Indiana, signed by Mike Pence, was suspended earlier this year.
5 reasons a woman should have safe, legal access to abortion
A woman's right to choose could be further threatened under Trump.
Pope Francis gives priests permission to continue to forgive abortion
Though abortion is still a 'grave sin.'
Tennessee woman faces new charges for self-induced abortion
She was initially charged with murder, but that's been replaced by three felony charges.