After climbing through the 1990s, the number of abortions in Canada has fallen steadily to fewer than 100,000 a year, according to a new study that maps out in detail the first few decades of the countrys legalized-abortion era.The rate per capita has fallen 14% since 1997, with 97,000 surgeries in 2005, concluded the paper. The fastest decline has been among teenagers, while women in their 20s still account for about half of abortions.Despite the recent decline, close to a third of middle-aged women have terminated a pregnancy at least once. A second new study noted that almost 40% of Canadian abortions are performed on women who have had one before but it suggested that inserting IUDs right after the procedure might curb the number of repeat abortions.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's most stringent waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.The ...more
In a 172-page opinion released today, the judge wrote: 'The evidence compellingly demonstrates that the requirement would have the striking result of closing three of Alabama's five abortion clinics, clinics which perform only early abortions, long before ...more
In the summer of 2014, abortion became an unlikely subject for the multiplex. Both indie comedy Obvious Child and novel adaptation The Giver tackled the subject albeit much more obliquely in the latter case. (Though abortion rights opponents readily ...more
Abortion has, for decades, been a divisive issue in American policy and politics. The country is deeply split over whether the procedure should be legal, and what types of regulations ought to exist. While other social issues show signs of becoming less ...more
Americans living in politically liberal states and those living in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.Just 74 out of the 569 people who took ...more