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.

The 2017 election was an important victory for reproductive rights
Many winners campaigned on women's access to healthcare.
Wisconsin GOP rep objectifies pregnant women for economic anti-abortion argument
His argument effectively objectifies women as literal 'baby makers.'
The Trump official who oversaw Jane Doe’s case has a troubling anti-abortion history
For starters, he doesn't have a medical background.
Undocumented teen speaks out after finally getting court-granted abortion
The Department of Justice has blocked her abortion for weeks.
Justice Department’s appeal delays undocumented teen’s abortion by at least 11 days
If the Trump administration can't find her a sponsor, this teen's abortion may be further delayed.
Trump reportedly ‘joked’ that Pence wants to ‘hang’ all LGBTQ people
Trump tore into his vice president's religious views, according to a new profile.
Twitter blocks Rep. Blackburn ad over debunked claim about Planned Parenthood ‘baby body parts’
Blackburn claims she 'stopped the sale of baby body parts,' which Twitter found 'inflammatory.'
Rep. Tim Murphy resigns amid mistress abortion scandal
Anti-abortion groups hailed Murphy as a champion for their cause.
‘Pro-life’ Rep. Tim Murphy reportedly urged mistress to get an abortion
His signature accompanies 180 others on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
Nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, report finds
That's 25 million unsafe abortions per year.
GOP governor slammed by party for passing abortion bill
This is a massive win for abortion rights—but the GOP calls it a 'betrayal.'
Federal court shuts down strict Kentucky abortion law
Women were forced to see images of the fetus' ultrasound and listen to its heartbeat.
House plans to vote on 20-week abortion ban next week
The bill would fine and imprison doctors who perform abortions after 20 weeks.
The Satanic Temple wants you to have access to ‘rational’ abortion in Missouri
The state's 72-hour waiting period goes against the temple's beliefs.
10-year-old rape victim gives birth after being denied abortion
The girl was not told by her parents that she was pregnant.