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.
Emma Watson pens tribute to Savita Halappanavar, who died after being denied an abortion
Watson writes: 'In your memory, and towards our liberation, we continue the fight for reproductive justice.'
Planned Parenthood’s new president is a doctor, Chinese immigrant
Twitter congratulated Dr. Leana Wen on the position.
Leaked email contradicts Kavanaugh’s statement that ‘Roe v. Wade’ is precedent
Many believe this proves he will try to overturn the legal right to an abortion.
Candidate says she hopes opponent’s fiancé keeps the baby if she is raped
"I don’t wish rape upon any woman — that is the worst thing," the candidate said in her apology.
Argentina might have said no to legal abortion—but activists have already launched a ‘green wave’
Across the world, people were rooting for abortion rights.
Anti-abortion meme plays into Black people’s fears over eugenics
The meme equates the KKK with Planned Parenthood—and that's messed up.
Here’s how Brett Kavanaugh could undo Roe v. Wade
Trump and his SCOTUS pick have already made their intentions clear.
Women are reminding Sen. Susan Collins what’s at stake over justice pick—with wire hangers
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is also feeling the hanger heat.
Susan Collins says anti-Roe v Wade Supreme Court nominees would ‘not be acceptable’
She's certainly a potential swing vote.
Women urge others to get IUDs before there’s a new Supreme Court justice
Birth control may be under attack with Anthony Kennedy's departure.
Supreme Court rules anti-abortion centers can continue not informing women of their options
The First Amendment protects the right to mislead, apparently.
Strangers donate more than $30,000 to Irish citizens voting for abortion rights (updated)
The money helped voters get #HometoVote.
Ed Sheeran clarifies his song ‘Small Bump’ is not pro-life
The song is actually about a miscarriage.
Trump administration to cut Planned Parenthood funding
The cuts apply to any organization that mentions abortions.
Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Trump administration over pro-abstinence shift in Title X funding
The Trump administration wants providers to promote the rhythm method.
Planned Parenthood supporters say #ThankYouCecile on president’s last day
The internet celebrates Cecile Richards' support and advocacy.